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Friday, April 6 • 2:05pm - 3:30pm
FR2.05.18 Thinking the City: Bob Beauregard on the City as Theory, Politics, Materiality

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Robert Beauregard’s scholarship has led the field of urban studies for more than forty years. In nine books and hundreds of articles, essays, commentaries, and reviews, his wide-ranging contributions have defined the contours of debate on urban theory, planning theory, urban history, postmodernism, urban revitalization, urban decline, gentrification, anti-urbanism, edge cities, suburbanization, urban property markets, urban materiality, built form, and more, in every case challenging, informing, and advancing knowledge in the field. Panelists including current and former students, co-authors, research collaborators, and colleagues will discuss Professor Beauregard’s manifold contributions to urban scholarship, highlighting their influence on the field of urban studies and on panelists’ own research and understanding in their particular areas of inquiry. The colloquy will both acknowledge the work of a leading urban scholar as well as offer insights on the production, transmission, and development of knowledge in the multidisciplinary field of urban affairs.

Moderator: Kathe Newman, Rutgers University

Building Material: What Bob (and Science and Technology Studies) Can Teach Us About Construction Cycles 
Rachel Weber, University of Illinois, Chicago

Re-Thinking Stability and Change in the City: Reflections on Planning Matter 
Laura Lieto, University of Naples

Robert Beauregard's Foundational Thinking on Gentrification 
Laura Wolf Powers, Hunter College

Learning to Write Haiti's Planning History 
Sophonie Joseph, Columbia University

Decline, Development, Difference - Bob's Deep Dives Keep Teaching Planners How to Do Better
Sabina Deitrick, University of Pittsburgh

Bob Beauregard and Co-Authorship 
Briavel Holcomb, Rutgers University

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Sabina Deitrick, University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh
Sabina Deitrick, PhD, is Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and Director of Urban and Regional Analysis program at the University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) at the University of Pittsburgh.  Her research focuses on issues... Read More →
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Sophonie Milande Joseph, Columbia University

Ph.D. Candidate in Urban Planning, Columbia University


Friday April 6, 2018 2:05pm - 3:30pm EDT
City Hall Room (2nd Floor)