My first of many pieces in the new category on immigration in the United States. I highly recommend the book, On the Line: Slaughterhouse Lives and the Making of the New South, as well as the study,”The rise and fall of a micro-learning region: Mexican immigrants and construction in center-south Philadelphia” by Natasha Iskander, et al. (link… Read More Who are immigrant workers?
Not only is this post long overdue (broken ribs are no joke!), but it is incomplete. It is actually a final research paper proposal for my class on Public Space and Urban Identity. I thought I would go ahead and post the proposal in case any of you are interested in public space and public… Read More Normalizing Dissent in Public Spaces (Part 1)
I am delighted to announce that In defense of public space was published in the Perspectives: Spring 2017 Issue of the Wagner Planner, an independent student newsletter of the Urban Planning Students Association (UPSA) at NYU Wagner. Many thanks to the publication’s editors, Niki Kokkinos and Ashley Smith, for taking an interest in my passion for preserving and re-imagining the… Read More In defense of public space: Why planners should protect the right to occupy public space in the Trump Administration
Introduction This article focuses on the relationship between the planner’s role and the deployment of ‘right to the city’ (RTTC) as an orienting principle. First, various definitions of the concept are explored, beginning with Lefebvre’s initial development of the RTTC concept in 1968 followed by two more recent and divergent interpretations, with Harvey appealing to… Read More The Planner’s Role in the Deployment of the ‘Right to the City’