Abolition is a movement that seeks to end prisons, police, and border walls. Why? They are institutions of war built on colonial and capitalist legacies of indigenous, Black, brown, Asian and poor violence. They only produce violence and need to […]
Calls for a “new localism” abound these days. In the aftermath of Trump’s election, many liberal and progressive commentators have been claiming that cities are the new “nodes of resistance”. Richard Florida, influenced by Benjamin Barber’s If Mayors Ruled the […]
Photo Credit: homesforall.org During the 1990s, after decades of disinvestment, white flight and suburbanization, American cities once again became sites of large-scale capital investment. The resulting waves of gentrification and displacement spurred the formation of new social movements, including many that […]
Introductory remarks by contributing editorial board member Jeffrey Lowe: On Friday, April 6th, Henry Louis Taylor, Jr., received the Urban Affairs Association’s (UAA’s) 2018 Marilyn J. Gittell Activist Scholar Award. Gittell spent her entire 50-year career with the City University […]
We write as part of a group of 17 UCLA graduate students in Architecture, Public Policy, and Urban Planning who co-facilitated a course, “Abolitionist Planning in Today’s Political Conjuncture.” In a political moment in which a new state “fully committed […]
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