Race + Urban Planning
--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.