Tag Archives: UNESCO City of Literature

Paradise in the Wreckage of War

[Note: This post is a slightly modified version of “Paradise in the Wreckage of War,” Iowa City Press-Citizen (May 13, 2017), p. 7A.] On April 25-29, Chris Merrill of the U. of Iowa’s International Writing Program and I were in … Continue reading

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Learning from Prague, a UNESCO City of Literature

[Note: This post is a slightly modified version of “Learning from another UNESCO City of Literature,” Iowa City Press-Citizen (July 25, 2015), p. 11 A.] For 5 days in mid-July I was in Prague, Czech Republic, taking a break from … Continue reading

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Crafting Deft Transitions

[Note: A slightly different version of this post can be found at Jim Throgmorton, “Deft transitions can help smooth civic controversies,” Iowa City Press-Citizen (April 27, 2013), p 12A.] A few days ago a German friend and colleague, Prof. Walter … 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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Iowa City’s Search for a Brand

For a slightly different version, see Jim Throgmorton. 2008. Iowa City Press-Citizen (August 20): 16A. Take a look at the cover of the Press-Citizen’s new book about the flood. You will see a woman at the bow of a small … Continue reading

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