Race + Urban Planning

December 2, 2016

--Gordon Parks, "Two children living in low rent housing project, Daytona Beach, Florida."  Photograph for the FSA/OWI, 1943.

 

Click the image above to read "Race, Planning, and the American City."  I wrote this essay for Aggregate, a web-based architectural history collaborative, and their Black Lives Matter project.  The essay takes up the challenge laid by pioneering planning scholar June Manning Thomas: to trace, and encourage the expansion of, the scholarly literature on the role of race and racism in the organization, planning, and design of American cities.    

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