Archive for June, 2014

For Thursday, 6/26

June 25, 2014
  1. Iris Marion Young, ‘The Ideal of Community and the Politics of Difference’ (Bridge & Watson 2010)



For Wednesday, 6/25

June 24, 2014
  1. Mike Davis, ‘City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles’ (PK: Joseph)
  2. David Harvey, ‘The Right to the City’, New Left Review* (PK: Shaniya)

Oh, and hey! Here’s a link to that piece on design vs. the homeless.

For Tuesday, 6/24

June 23, 2014
  1. Review Research Brief #3 a.k.a. Take-Home Final
  2. Jane Jacobs, ‘The Death and Life of Great American Cities’ (PK: Zubair)
  3. Jane Jacobs, ‘Downtown Is for People’

Please make sure you’re clear on what’s required for the Pecha Kucha, Zubair!

For Monday, 6/23

June 22, 2014
  1. Research Brief #2 due at the start of class!
  2. Film: The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces

For Thursday, 6/19

June 18, 2014
  1. Margaret Kohn, ‘What Is Wrong with Gentrification?’*
  2. Hand back Research Brief #1
  3. Review: What went right? What went wrong on the research briefs?

By the way, here’s a link to an interview with Lance Freeman on subsequent research.

For Wednesday, 6/18

June 17, 2014
  1. Lance Freeman & Frank Braconi, ‘Gentrification and Displacement in New York City’, Journal of the American Planning Association 70(1):39-52 (2004)*

For Tuesday, 6/17

June 17, 2014
  1. Joy Division (Grant Gee, 2007), cont’d
  2. Discussion
  3. Richard Florida, ‘Cities and the Creative Class’, City & Community 2:1 (March 2003)*

For Monday, 6/16

June 12, 2014

empty chairs secularism

What if you gave a party and no one came? What if you showed up to class, but the class wasn’t there? Joseph had the courtesy to let me know that he wouldn’t be in class today; but I waited around until 11am waiting in vain for the rest of you. I had hoped to give you the advice I thought necessary for you to do well on the assignment; I can only hope that you are able to glean that advice from the assigned readings on your own. So anyway, here’s what’s on deck for Monday:

  1. Research Brief #1 is due at the start of class. After that, it’s a zero.
  2. Film: Joy Division (Grant Gee, 2007)
  3. Recommended Reading: Leonard Nevarez, ‘ How Joy Division Came to Sound Like Manchester: Myth and Ways of Listening in the Neoliberal City’*

The Nevarez essay is, as I say, recommended rather than required; I assume that many of you will be working until the last minute on your papers (that’s why I’ve scheduled a movie screening for Monday). Nevertheless, I highly recommend that you take some time to skim this article–it might relate in some way to the concerns of this assignment or a later one, and it’ll help you understand why we’re watching what we’re watching on Monday.

For Thursday, 6/12

June 11, 2014
  1. Booth et al., ‘Engaging Sources’ (Ch. 6 of The Craft of Research)

Shaniya, please figure out a way to read this chapter by tomorrow even if your book hasn’t arrived yet–you’re not going to be adequately prepared for the assignment! That goes for Chapter 5 as well.

For Wednesday, 6/11

June 11, 2014

You guys remember me telling you what to read for next time, right? Well, here’s just some (late) written reinforcement:

  1. Ch. 5 of The Craft of Research (‘From Problems to Sources’)
  2. Review of Research Brief #1