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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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Review of Sanderock and Attili’s Multimedia Explorations in Urban Policy and Planning

A complete version of this review can be found at: James A. Throgmorton. 2011. Review of Sandercock and Attili’s Multimedia Explorations in Urban Policy and Planning. Journal of Planning Education and Research 31, 1 (Spring): 112-113. This is a richly … Continue reading

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Planning as Storytelling: Sustaining America’s Cities

In June 2000 Barbara Eckstein (then an Associate Professor of English at The University of Iowa) and I conducted a two-day symposium entitled “Planning as Storytelling: Sustaining America’s Cities.” The symposium brought together urban practitioners such as urban and regional … Continue reading

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The Stories We Tell about “the Southeast Side”

For a slightly different version, see Jim Throgmorton, J. A. 2009. “Our southeast side stories.” Iowa City Press-Citizen (September 9): 11A. It’s a familiar story, one that’s been circulating around town for at least 15 years: “the southeast side” is … Continue reading

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Seeing a Familiar Place with Unfamiliar Eyes

For a slightly different version, see Jim Throgmorton. 2008. Iowa City Press-Citizen (June 4): 17A. A few days ago I walked around the County Courthouse, trying to shape my ideas for this introductory column. It should give you, the reader, … Continue reading

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Inventing “the Greatest”: Constructing Louisville’s Future out of Story and Clay

James A. Throgmorton. 2007. Planning Theory 6, 3 (November): 237-262. In earlier publications I have argued that planning can be thought of as a form of persuasive and constitutive storytelling about the future. In this article I tell a story … Continue reading

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Where Was the Wall Then? Where Is It Now?

James Throgmorton. 2004. Planning Theory & Practice 5, 3 (September): 349-365. This article investigates the power of ‘walls’ to constrain thought and silence diverse voices of reason within planning. Using die Mauer (The Berlin Wall) as a linking metaphor, this … Continue reading

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