January 27, 2020

Colloquy for the Urban Affairs Association Conference

Sat, April 04, 2020
2:05 PM - 3:30 PM

Meeting Room 10


Joseph Heathcott, Convenor and Moderator
The New School

Tanu Sankalia
University of San Francisco

Stephanie Frank
University of Missouri-Kansas City


December 20, 2019

I have given or will be giving talks on several topics this year and next, including those listed below.  For descriptions, click the image above.

Searching for Cosmopolis: Living Together, Apart

Slow-Motion Katrina: A Heritage of Racial Capitalism

Geometry of Corn and Bl...

December 15, 2019

We have to imagine a future where urban regeneration is no longer the prerogative of developers, but assumed as an opportunity for the exercise of the public good.

Joseph Heathcott, Public Seminar magazine, 16 September 2019

Click here to read the article.

May 30, 2019

"Mexico City Morphologies." Streetnotes 26 (2019), special issue 'From Above: The Practice of Verticality'  (Click on the image for the PDF).

This essay uses Google Earth images to examine urban morphologies in Mexico City. Vertical views of the world embraced by cartog...

May 25, 2019

Click the image above for the PDF. 

Heathcott, Joseph. "Geometry of Corn and Blood." Dispatches from the Institute of Incoherent Geography, Vol. 1. Pittsburgh and New York: Flugschriften, 2019.

March 12, 2019

Students in City Studio have been doing amazing work as "data flâneurs," using Google Street View to record spatial affordances in the Pedregal de Santo Domingo, a barrio of Mexico City (see some of these spatial affordances circled in the image above).

This is part of...

December 23, 2018

Students in the Urban History Lab, Fall 2018, entered the national competition to re-imagine Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia.  A National Landmark, Monument Ave features a series of statues glorifying the Confederacy and the narrative of the "Lost Cause."  It is...

July 7, 2018

With their striking colors and circuitous forms, the street markets of Mexico City comprise a vital part of the everyday life and public culture of the metropolis.  Known as tianguis, this mode of buying and selling goods dates at least to the period of Aztec rule, and...

April 19, 2018

I am reviving the Urban Theory graduate seminar at Milano School of Urban Policy and Management at The New School.  (Click the image above to go to the course page).  The seminar has not been taught since Bob Beauregard departed our scrappy downtown university for the...

April 5, 2018

I am putting together a session for the 2019 conference of the Society of Architectural Historians to be held in Providence, Rhode Island, April 24–28. Please see the description below and consider submitting a proposal if you work in this field of scholarship....

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