Dean Saitta is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Urban Studies Program, University of Denver
A new scholarly paper argues that ancient and modern cities can be usefully analyzed in a comparative perspective. But what you do with the comps depends on how much you value similarities versus differences in urban form.
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 12:00pm PDT
Blogs are a rewarding platform for bringing academic perspectives and research results to a much broader audience of scholars, planning professionals, students, and citizens.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 5:00am PST
Denver is a national leader in retrofitting the Great American Suburban Mall. But how well are these retrofits working? A comparative analysis of field reports by college-age Millennials offers some insight.
Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 1:00pm PST
It's a provocative and rage-inducing question, but a potentially useful one for promoting discussion about the cross-cultural meaning of public space.
Monday, November 3, 2014 - 6:00am PST
Does a 100-year-old tent colony located on a 40-acre piece of remote, sunbaked and windswept prairie have anything to teach us about intercultural urban planning and design?
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 5:00am PDT
Is there a sweet spot where architectural boldness and innovation meet sensitivity to local context, history, and culture?
Monday, September 15, 2014 - 8:00am PDT
Denver's investments in placemaking—guided by the city's great appeal to Millennials—are a mixed bag of hits, misses, and open questions.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 8:00am PDT
According to this blog post, the Aspen Ideas Festival didn't offer much that's particularly compelling, but it has its moments.
Monday, August 4, 2014 - 7:00am PDT
Institutional structure and culture can matter as much as location to the success and survival of urban universities.
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 5:00am PDT
What are the philosophical and practical commitments in an approach to urban planning that respects cultural differences in ways of being and building?
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 5:00am PDT