Monthly Archives: July 2013

Reviving (communicative/critical) Planning Theory: A debate

In reading much on the debate of communicative planning theory (CPT) I recently delved into a brand new book by Tore Sager, Reviving Critical Planning Theory. In this text Sager argues that CPT can be restored with a more critical outlook,

Reviving (communicative/critical) Planning Theory: A debate

In reading much on the debate of communicative planning theory (CPT) I recently delved into a brand new book by Tore Sager, Reviving Critical Planning Theory. In this text Sager argues that CPT can be restored with a more critical outlook,

The Foucault/Habermas debate that never was

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
James Schmidt has two very interesting posts about the Foucault/Habermas ‘debate that never was’ – part one and part two. Part One includes a letter from Foucault from late 1983. Part three is promised soon.

The Foucault/Habermas debate that never was

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
James Schmidt has two very interesting posts about the Foucault/Habermas ‘debate that never was’ – part one and part two. Part One includes a letter from Foucault from late 1983. Part three is promised soon.

400ppm: Exit Holocene, Enter Anthropocene

What does 400 ppm mean for critical scholarship? Is this an impetus for change, a political turning point, or an arbitrary measurement? I think its time to think seriously and critically about climate change, our energy consumption habits, and the

400ppm: Exit Holocene, Enter Anthropocene

What does 400 ppm mean for critical scholarship? Is this an impetus for change, a political turning point, or an arbitrary measurement? I think its time to think seriously and critically about climate change, our energy consumption habits, and the

The Down-Deep Delight of Democracy

This is an older post, I forgot to publish… I received my copy of Mark Purcell’s newest book today and I immediately read it cover to cover. What follows is some first thoughts and a synopsis, and I imagine that

The Down-Deep Delight of Democracy

This is an older post, I forgot to publish… I received my copy of Mark Purcell’s newest book today and I immediately read it cover to cover. What follows is some first thoughts and a synopsis, and I imagine that

Jim Hansen on Nuclear, a quick rant

Check out this video of an interview with Jim Hansen, nuclear proponent and former NASA scientist. One standout is that he proposes that technological innovation, better technology, and more centralized, authoritarian control of technology can prevent disasters like Fukushima. “Nuclear energy

Jim Hansen on Nuclear, a quick rant

Check out this video of an interview with Jim Hansen, nuclear proponent and former NASA scientist. One standout is that he proposes that technological innovation, better technology, and more centralized, authoritarian control of technology can prevent disasters like Fukushima. “Nuclear energy

Chantal Mouffe, “Agonistics”

I’m one chapter into Chantal Mouffe’s new text, and I am not sure I am going to like the rest of what I read.  She actively refutes the propositions that democracy can happen through fleeing the state, or through autonomista

Chantal Mouffe, “Agonistics”

I’m one chapter into Chantal Mouffe’s new text, and I am not sure I am going to like the rest of what I read.  She actively refutes the propositions that democracy can happen through fleeing the state, or through autonomista

Žižek, Lacan, Laclau and Planning

I have been reading a bunch of Slavoj Žižek as of late because I am trying to make sense of some of the planning theorists takes on his political and cultural views in the context of urban planning processes. Specifically, I

Žižek, Lacan, Laclau and Planning

I have been reading a bunch of Slavoj Žižek as of late because I am trying to make sense of some of the planning theorists takes on his political and cultural views in the context of urban planning processes. Specifically, I