Tag Archives: fear

Statement Supporting a Diverse and Safe Community

[NOTE: What follows is a public statement I made as Mayor on behalf of the City Council of Iowa City. It was issued as a press release on November 17, 2016.] Over the past week, a number of intimidating acts … Continue reading

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Berlin in America

[Note: This is a short unpublished paper I wrote in 2002. It related to a “Berlin in America” symposium I had organized at the University of Iowa concerning the interrelationship between urban public spaces and the long-term sustainability of democracy. … Continue reading

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What can planning theory be now?

This post is an abstract of a scholary article. For the article itself, see: James A. Throgmorton. 2013. In Greg Young and Deborah Stevenson. The Ashgate Companion to Planning and Culture. Farnham, England: Ashgate Publishing Ltd, pp. 105-120. How should … Continue reading

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Reasoning Together about Climate Change

For a slightly different version, see Jim Throgmorton. 2009. “Facing climate change.” Iowa City Press-Citizen (August 12): 11A. A few days ago I read an article in the New York Times about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IGPCC). Andrew … Continue reading

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Do Not Succumb to Financial Panic or Fear

For a slightly different version, see Jim Throgmorton. 2008. Iowa City Press-Citizen (October 15): 23A. Imagine this: You’re driving along an interstate highway, coming to a bridge you’ve crossed hundreds of times before. You vaguely recall hearing somebody warning a … Continue reading

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The Bridge to Gretna: Three Faces of a Case

James A. Throgmorton. 2008. Planning Theory & Practice 9, 2 (June): 187-208. This paper explores diverse ways in which social scientists help to construct the meaning of particular events (or cases). It does so by focusing on an incident that … Continue reading

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