Progressive City Literature

There is a literature of the progressive city.  There is great journalism. There are lots of scholarly articles, some well cited theses and dissertations, even some fugitive pieces – see the Bibliography at www.progressivecities.org. I’ve written The Progressive City...

History of the Project So Far (February 2013)

Edit Here is the story on the web project: When I emptied out my office in 2004, I found that the Cornell Library’s archives, officially the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections (RMC) would take them as part of its already large planning collection (papers of...

Inequality Commissions in Islington – And U.S.?

Sam Pizzegati writes a post in the Institute for Policy Studies website Too Much [ http://toomuchonline.org/rich-poor-gap-be-gone/ ] that the London borough of Islington, population 200,000, noticing the extreme gaps between high and low incomes in Britain and the...

Neighborhoodism

Stephen Barton wrote a nice review of Activists in City Hall (in Progressive Planning – Spring 2011) in which he leveled a reasonable criticism: There are definite weaknesses in the book. . . No effort is made to reconcile the suggestion that Berkeley’s turn...

Progressive City Process

Activists in City Hall makes the case that progressive cities delivered a product in the 1980s. Chicago and Boston were progressive when they tackled inequality head-on. Boston established “linkage” – channeling developer contributions into an affordable housing trust...