Dean Saitta is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Urban Studies Program, University of Denver
A retrospective of a billboard art exhibition at the 2013 Biennial of the Americas on the occasion of the 2015 Biennial's kick-off implicates an excellent model of citizen engagement and possibly some lessons for civic leaders and urban planners.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 6:00am PDT
It’s a big question being tackled by land use planners and water providers in Colorado, where the traditional disconnect between water realities and land use decisions precludes a sustainable balance between water supply and urban growth.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 2:00pm PDT
It’s wise to search widely across time and space for good examples of processes and products for intercultural city building.
Monday, June 1, 2015 - 2:00pm PDT
Income inequality, housing affordability, and residential segregation are big challenges that require more self-critical analysis and less civic self-promotion.
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 10:00am PDT
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