Tag Archives: persuasive argumentation

Why I Support the Proposed School Bond

[Note: This post reflects my own personal views concerning a September 12, 2017, bond referendum proposed by the Iowa City Community School District. The post initially appeared in the Iowa City Press-Citizen on or about July 27, 2017. The Press-Citizen … 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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Small World: Practicing Sustainable Planning and Politics in the Heart of America

James A. Throgmorton. 2003. Unpublished book length manuscript. Small World is a first-person narrative (or practice story) about what happened when a small group of people tried to make their city (Iowa City, Iowa) more sustainable. The tale covers the … Continue reading

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Transforming “Rubbertown”

Throgmorton, James A. Work in progress. “Transforming ‘Rubbertown’: The Rhetorical Construction of Sustainability and Environmental Justice in Louisville, Kentucky.” I’m still working on this paper, wanting to revise it in light of the “Toxic Talk” Symposium I directed back in … Continue reading

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Passion, Reason, and Power: The Rhetorics of Electric Power Planning in Chicago

J. A. Throgmorton. 1990. The Journal of Architectural and Planning Research 7, 4 (Winter): 330-350. This paper describes, justifies, and illustrates a conceptual framework that draws attention to the importance of rhetoric in planning. Defining rhetoric as persuasive discourse within … 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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Survey Research as Rhetorical Trope: Electric Power Planning Arguments in Chicago

James A. Throgmorton. 1993. In Frank Fischer and John Forester (eds). The Argumentative Turn in Planning and Policy Analysis. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, pp. 117-144. This chapter focuses on the rhetorical aspects of argumentation. Extending the important work of … Continue reading

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