Monthly Archive: April, 2011

Why Urban Planners Don’t Know Much About Queer People, Why They Should and How to Start Thinking About It

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“Take away, for the moment, the identifiable markers of the gay and lesbian experience, and imagine a social protest movement that, throughout the twentieth century, has created an independent urban culture, suffered police… Continue reading

The Secret Conversations of Black Gentrifiers

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This is a new type of entry, which we call Conversations. Each month, we will choose an article from another source, send it out to a group of people, and post the conversation… Continue reading

Planning and Protest, Or, Freedom is Not Square

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Last Friday in Egypt, Tahrir Square played host to violent clashes between protesters and military forces. An image quite distinct from the ones we watched a little over two months ago, when Egyptians… Continue reading

How does Hip-Hop reframe our conception of space? DuBois Institute Colloquim, 4/13

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The W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and American Research at Harvard University is hosting independent scholar, Theodore Miller, on Wednesday April 13, 2011 from 12:00-1:30 PM. Deconstructing the Beggar’s Edifice: The Failure… Continue reading

The Geography of HUD’s LGBT Fair Housing Proposal

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  Comments were due March 25 on HUD’s proposed LGBT fair housing rule, entitled, “Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs – Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity.”  While we wait for… Continue reading