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Planning for Floods at the University of Iowa: A Challenge for Resilience and Sustainability

[Note: This post refers to Charles Connerly, Lucie Laurian, and James Throgmorton. 2016. Planning for Floods at the University of Iowa: A Challenge for Resilience and Sustainability. Journal of Planning History 1538513216646131, first published on May 6, 2016. A complete … Continue reading

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For Proposed TIFs, Allow Sufficient Time for Public Debate

[Note: A slightly different version of this short piece can be found at: Jim Throgmorton, “For TIFs, Iowa City needs to allow more time for debate,” Iowa City Press-Citizen (Jun 27, 2012), p. 7A.] There has been considerable public debate … 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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Immigration, Risks and Hopes

For a slightly different version, see Jim Throgmorton. 2010. “Really resolving the problem of illegal immigration.” Iowa City Press-Citizen (May 12): 9A. It’s hard not to be deeply troubled by the public debate over Arizona’s recent enactment of legislation concerning … Continue reading

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New Lines between Safe, Unsafe

For a slightly different version, see Jim Throgmorton. 2008. Iowa City Press-Citizen (October 1): 17A. When catastrophe looms, is there a good way of knowing whether we risk being harmed? Most of us have no idea how to answer this … Continue reading

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Community Energy Planning: Winds of Change from the San Gorgonio Pass

James A. Throgmorton. 1987. Journal of the American Planning Association 53, 3 (September): 358-367. The electric power industry is changing in significant ways, but local planners have not yet clearly articulated their role in guiding the changes. This article seeks … Continue reading

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A Bridge to a Distant Shore: Implementing Section 210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978

James Alfred Throgmorton, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1983, 448 pages; AAT 8410080 This dissertation was written in the early 1980s, at the peak of the Iranian oil supply interruption and associated energy crisis. It observed that several interrelated … Continue reading

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