Queer Planning Literature: The Short List

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 a complete list, but it covers many of the principle pieces written by planning academics, architects, as well as the edited volumes of queer geographers.  Entries are from oldest to most current.  If I committed a sacrilege and left something out that absolutely must be here, let us all know in the comments section!

Urban planners/historians writing about queers and urban planning:

  • Kenney, Moira. “Remember, Stonewall was a Riot: Understanding Gay and Lesbian Experience in the City.” In Making the Invisible Visible: a multicultural planning history, edited by Leonie Sandercock, 120-132. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.
  • Forsyth Ann, 2001 “Nonconformist populations and planning sexuality and space: nonconformist populations and planning practice” Journal of Planning Literature 15 339-358.
  • Frisch Michael, 2002 “Planning as a heterosexist project” Journal of Planning Education and Research 21 254-266.
  • Doan P L, Higgins H, 2011 “The demise of queer space? Resurgent gentrification and the assimilation of LGBT neighborhoods” Journal of Planning Education and Research 31 6-25.

Architects writing about queer space:

  • Colomina, Beatrice, 1992 Sexuality & Space (Princeton Architectural Press: New York, NY).
  • Betsky, Aaron, 1997 Queer Space (William Morrow: New York, NY).

Geographers writing about queer space.  All edited volumes:

  • Bell D, Valentine G, 1995 Mapping Desire: Geographies of Sexualities (Routledge, New York).

  • Ingram G B, Bouthillette A-M, Retter Y, 1997 Queers in Space: Communities, Public Places, Sites of Resistance (Bay Press: Seattle, WA).
  • Brown K, Lim J, 2007 Geographies of Sexualities: Theory, Practices, and Politics (Ashgate, Burlington, VT).