kNOLA your history! The African Influences of New Orleans Architecture and Urbanism.

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While much has been made about New Orleans’ unique architecture and urbanism, questions about architectural authenticity and the role of preservation continue to be re-hashed in the context of post-Katrina redevelopment, with concerns… Continue reading

Reading and Constructing Spatial Narratives Part 2

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This is an entry by guest author Christina Calabrese, an urban planner and designer from Brooklyn, NY. This is the second in a series of articles based on her graduate thesis, Reading and… Continue reading

Introducing Social Agency Lab… Labcamp 1

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This is an entry by guest author Alexandra Miller, an urban planner living in New Orleans. You can follower her on twitter.   On August 4th-7th, 2011, six collaborators, including all of Plurale… Continue reading

Queer Planning Literature: The Short List

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A few weeks ago, a friend asked me for a list of articles on “queer planning” to integrate into his artwork.  I slapped something together and thought it worth sharing here.  This isn’t… Continue reading

Reading and Constructing Spatial Narratives Part 1

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This is an entry by guest author Christina Calabrese, an urban planner and designer from Brooklyn, NY. This is the first in a series of articles based on her graduate thesis, Reading and… Continue reading

So… what IS Plurale Tantum? Reflecting on the theory behind the blog.

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Recently, the resident authors of Plurale Tantum were asked to participate in the Congress of New Urbanism’s NextGen Symposium, on the topic of “Cultural Urbanism.” Upon hearing this, someone emailed me saying, “Hey!… Continue reading

Place Gets Personal: The Conversations of Planners and Artists on the Power of Place

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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

Plurale Tantum Does the Congress for New Urbanism’s “Next Gen” Symposium

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The Resident Pluralists of Plurale Tantum will be presenting our approach and proto-framework for analyzing, planning, and designing urban spaces at NextGen8, a one-day symposium leading up to the Congress for New Urbanism’s 19th… Continue reading

The Psychogeography of the iPhone

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A year ago January, I started what I intended to be a year-long art project during which I would record my paths through the city each day. My plan was to take the… Continue reading

Planning and Ethnography: what looking out my window says about our methods

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My partner and I often joke that our respective interests have gotten closer and closer over time, to the point that we have begun to wonder when they will simply merge. She is… Continue reading

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