This Land Is Your Land: Citizenship- a Political Strategy

Author’s Note: I wrote this paper just yesterday for a Cities and Citizenship class at the University of Washington. Through Anna Secor’s readings and teachings in this class, it is interesting to know that the concept of “citizenship” within the “city” is much more complex…

what have i learned this quarter?

Today is the last day of Spring quarter (and hopefully my last day EVER in a spring quarter) of school. While the day isn’t quite over (1 more final to go) I am ecstatic to publicly post the things that I have learned this last…

Economic Discrimination

Economic Discrimination: Following Patterns of Discrimination and Violence in Post-war Detroit and Los Angeles Note: I wrote this essay for my Urban Change & Development class at the University of Washington. I confess that I have sometimes worn a stereotypical attitude or judgment. But in reading…

Urban War on Poverty

Urban War on Poverty: Following Trends of the Suburbanization of Poverty Note: I recently wrote this essay for my City Worlds class at the University of Washington. In researching and writing this essay, I found the study of the suburbanization of poverty very interesting and…

Community: For good or for evil?

The idea of community is a hot topic for several different fields of profession and interest. sociologists, economists, political scientists, city and urban planners, social workers, architects, business men (and women), presidents (thats right, of the United States), organizations of faith … all take part…