Tag Archives: place connection

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[Note: This is a short unpublished paper I wrote in 2002.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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Historic Landmark Designation for 2 Small Cottages?

Background Note: At its formal meeting on the night of February 9, 2015, the City Council of Iowa City decided not to give historic landmark designation to two small working class cottages on S. Dubuque St. The cottages are located … 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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A Major Redevelopment Project Near Downtown Iowa City

On August 31, 2012, the City of Iowa City issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the redevelopment of the northeast corner of the College and Gilbert Street intersection. Located immediately to the east of the city’s downtown, the site … Continue reading

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A “Jane Jacobs Walk” for Iowa City

[Note:A slightly different version of this short piece can be found at: Jim Throgmorton, “Look at city neighborhoods through Jane Jacobs’ eyes,” Iowa City Press-Citizen (April 30, 2012), 7A.] I have the good fortune of being the Iowa City Council’s … Continue reading

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Pork, Planning and Place

[Note: A complete version of this paper can be found at the following: Throgmorton, James A. 2012. Pork, Place, and Planning. Poroi: Vol. 8, 1. Available at: http://ir.uiowa.edu/poroi/vol8/iss1/2%5D This paper focuses on the relationship between pork producers and consumers, and … Continue reading

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Announcing Candidacy for City Council

[Note: This post can also be found on Facebook at “Jim Throgmorton for City Council” (www.facebook.com/Throg4IC?sk=app_190322544333196) under the “Notes” section in the left hand column.] Jim Throgmorton, a former city councilor and retired professor of urban planning at the University … Continue reading

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