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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

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

Closing Keynote Panel: Video Addendum

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The panel is part of the 2011 Graduate Consortium of Women’s Studies conference on Gender, Sexuality, and Urban Spaces in Cambridge, MA. As promised in the preceding post, here is video of Karen… Continue reading

Closing Keynote Panel: Making It Real – Bridging Theory and Practice

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This is a live blog entry by resident pluralist, Sarah Nusser. The panel is part of the 2011 Graduate Consortium of Women’s Studies conference on Gender, Sexuality, and Urban Spaces in Cambridge, MA.… Continue reading

Final Day: Gender, Sexuality and Urban Spaces at MIT

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Phew, we are back, daylights savings time be damned!  It’s the final day of the Gender, Sexuality and Urban Spaces Conference at MIT.  The Closing Keynote Panel is getting set up in the… Continue reading

Panel Session: Transformative Armatures – The Performance of Gender as/in Architecture

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This is a live blog piece by guest author, Julianna Sassaman, who is studying architecture at MIT’s School of Architecture + Planning. The panel is part of the 2011 Graduate Consortium of Women’s Studies… Continue reading

Poster Session: Highlights

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These images were taken by resident pluralist, Sarah Nusser, at the 2011 Graduate Consortium of Women’s Studies Conference on Gender, Sexuality, and Urban Spaces in Cambridge, MA. Conference propaganda.. Urban Health Disparities for… Continue reading