Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The riots in Baltimore

I was asked to write a piece in The Conversation on the rioting in Baltimore. Click here to access the discussion: The fire this time and the fire last time and the time between.

Baltimore: policing
Baltimore: citizens calling for calm

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Scenes from downtown Chicago

Visited Chicago to attend the Association of American Geographers Annual Conference. Had a chance to take a walk around downtown and take some photos.
Millennium Park

Millennium Park
beside the river
Sign at building entrance

View from Art Institute

Friday, April 10, 2015

City Marketing

My article on city marketing was just published in the latest edition of the monumental International Encyclopedia of theSocial and Behavioral Sciences. Here is the abstract:

City marketing has grown in size and importance. A historical contextualization considers the selling of the frontier city, the resort, the suburb, and the industrial city. The article explores the symbolic reconstruction of cities through a discussion of strategies and tactics of city marketing. Marketing strategies include the promotion of the postindustrial city, the global city, the business city, the good city, the green city, the cosmopolitan city, and the city of culture. The tactics of city marketing include namings, slogans, logos, and the construction of iconic buildings. The article discusses what city marketing reveals about social power in cities.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Urban sustainability conference materials

Workshop reports and presentations, videos, photos, speeches and keynote addresses from the Forum on Urban Sustainability held at the French Embassy in DC in March are now available from their media library.  A version of my own keynote address is also available here.