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Bus Riders Union - Documentary

This film provides an excellent look at inequality in the provision of urban public services (specifically public transit) and the use of community organizing to combat those inequalities. 50 more words

Urban Studies

Interview with Geographer Eliot Tretter

What inspired you to write Shadows of a Sunbelt City? 

Two factors inspired me to write Shadows of a Sunbelt City. One was the very practical matter of needing to find a viable research agenda and publish relevant academic material. 2,689 more words

Growth

“The difference between a cocktail waitress and a stripper? Two weeks”

“There’s a joke,” Raven told me during our first meeting back in September 2012. “What’s the difference between a cocktail waitress and a stripper? Two weeks.” She laughed loudly and said, “I literally went two weeks, it was my two week mark after my new cocktailing job that I first showed my tits for money. 1,298 more words

Syracuse University Visiting Assistant Professorship in African American Studies

Deadline: June 13

Length: 1 year (2016-17)

Comments: “Required qualifications include a PhD in African American Studies or within a Social Science discipline (history, political science, sociology) with an emphasis in African American Studies” 6 more words

History

Suburban Ideals vs. New Realities: Informal Housing in South Gate

“[T]he idea that movies and stars inspire people from the world’s pockets of desperate poverty to undertake treacherous journeys across oceans and borders to this city of immigrants is fatuous,” writes UCLA’s  2,868 more words

California

Robert Moses follow-up

ATTENTION CONSERVATION NOTICE: The real lesson of the Power Broker isn’t about urban planning or even centralized planning, both of which have their own internal problems and contradictions the way everything in grown-up life has. 1,049 more words

Planning

Why, exactly, is Robert Moses urban planning's fault and not public management's fault?

I’ve been reading through the Paris Review’s Interview with Robert Caro, as you should, too. I am a great fan of Robert Caro, but I do have to admit I am confused as to why Robert Moses is conflated with urban planning (and everything that was/is wrong with it) when he was never trained as a planner. 255 more words

Planning