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Fall 2004 Olympics

New York City’s Olympic Bid -Why?  Peter Marcuse Integrating Visions and Ethics: A Feat of Olympian Proportions Richard Milgrom 2004..

October 30, 2004

George W. Bush and the Cities: The Damage Done and the Struggle Ahead

By Peter Dreier On April 29, 2002, the tenth anniversary of the civil unrest, George W. Bush came to Los Angeles to speak at a..

October 24, 2004

Fool’s Gold: Some Observations of Salt Lake City’s 2002 Winter Olympic Games

By Stephen Goldsmith Honorable men envisioned a Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City in 1960, almost forty years before the Games were..

October 24, 2004

Golden Scam: Fantasy and Reality in the Olympics

By Christopher A. Shaw The artificial frenzy of the Athens Summer Olympics are now safely behind us and the media have returned to covering..

October 24, 2004

New York City’s Olympic Bid—Why?

By Peter Marcuse Cities have pursued hosting the Olympic Games out of a variety of motivations, often more than one. Absent from these..

October 24, 2004

Summer 2004 Conference

Building Bridges Eve Baron Sharing Indigenous Planning Ted Jojola Pioneers of Advocacy Planning Columbia’s Manhattanville Expansion..

July 30, 2004

How Planners Can Change Public Policy through Social Action

By Ayse Yonder Three long-time activist planners, during one of the main plenary sessions at the Planners Network 2004 Conference, talked..

July 24, 2004

Activist Planning and the Neoliberal City: The Case of Planning Action

By Deborah Cowen A lot has been written about urban neoliberalism but much less about activist responses to it. Planning Action is a group..

July 24, 2004

From Disinvestment (Abandonment) to Reinvestment (Gentrification): Homefront’s Abandonment Analysis Thirty Years Later

By Ann Meyerson and Tony Schuman In March 1974, 200 housing and community activists attended a conference in New York City to confront the..

July 24, 2004

Pioneers of Advocacy Planning

The Planners Network 2004 Conference recognized the important role played by five people who for four decades have made outstanding..

July 24, 2004
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Planners Network is an association of professionals, activists, academics, and students involved in physical, social, economic, and environmental planning in urban and rural areas, who promote fundamental change in our political and economic systems.