November 4, 2019

Quote of the Month (11/19):

"Freedom and love may be the most revolutionary ideas available to us, and yet as intellectuals we have failed miserably to grapple

with their political and analytical importance."

Robin D. G. Kelley

Distinguished Professor of History

& Gary B....

November 4, 2019

Had a great time presenting alongside the amazing Dr. Elizabeth Korver-Glenn at the University of Pittsburgh. This session was organized by an amazing scholar, Dr. Junia Howell. The three of us have been in deep discussion about how other urban scholars have been conce...

November 4, 2019

I had the pleasure to present at the City of Memphis' 2019 Housing Summit on a session called, "Know Your Neighbor" with the great Donna Olds White from Building Memphis. In the session, I gave a brief history of how communities are intentionally planned and how public...

October 2, 2019

Quote of the Month (10/19):

"... black Philadelphians were agents of urban change, or citymakers, albeit sometimes purposeful and inadvertent, but facilitating and frustrating patterns of urban change nonetheless."

Marcus Hunter

Associate Professor


Black Citymakers:


September 4, 2019

Quote of the Month (9/19):

"Although the North did fight against the Confederacy in part to halt the spread of slavery, the racial climate in northern cities throughout the nineteenth century can hardly be described as anything but hostile."

Lance Freeman



August 1, 2019

During this month of transition, I decided not to post a quote. This month, I will be moving to Toronto, ON to begin my Fulbright position. I will also leaving my home of Colorado. For the last four years, it has been a place where I've built relationships and develope...

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