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Cat Calling: A History

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On September 24, 2018
This is from May but I just saw it and it is a good piece putting street harassment and women dealing with it in historical context. It’s not like the last four months have aged it! There was a time when street harassment was taken seriously in the United States. In the mid-1800s, newspapers reported […]
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The Cost of Carelessness

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On September 30, 2017
Tonight’s film is far less scary than the Tom Price mustache of the previous post’s image. It’s the 1913 early traffic safety film The Cost of Carelessness. I like this film very much. I’ve used it in class many times and inevitably the students crack up in the second half. If you like comic scenes […]

Rents

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On August 31, 2017

I’m a long-term renter, largely for reasons out of my control, which is the vagaries of academia, including having a spouse who lives several hundred miles away. I would like to buy at some poin

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Houston and Natural Disasters

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On August 28, 2017
I am a weather nerd (among many other forms of nerd). Every day, I check the National Weather Service’s 5 and 7 day rainfall forecasts. I think I started doing this while freaking out about drought and climate change in my beloved American West. Plus, as an environmental historian, it’s how I roll. Anyway, as […]

Affordable Housing

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On April 19, 2017

Affordable housing lotteries in New York are really a sign of just how woeful the housing situation is in that city for the poor, not to mention the middle class. In a January press message, the devel

Small City NIMBYism

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On February 13, 2017

While I suppose democratic participation in urban planning is a good thing, in practice, it leads to a lot of situations like we are seeing in Eugene. Housing prices are skyrocketing there, yet basic

Stop the Sprawl

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On July 17, 2016

If cities are to keep growing, as they will, they must stop growing outwards and start growing upwards. The environmental and human consequences are too great to consider otherwise. As cities grow, pe

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