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Carly Roberts

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Course | EdLPS 539

History Of Urban Education

In this course we take a close at how racism, class divisions, real estate interests, ideas of citizenship, notions of normalcy, the quest for social mobility, and a range of government policies, have shaped the content, meaning, and social distribution of education in cities historically. Recently, scholars in a number of fields, including history, geography, urban studies, sociology, law, education, and critical theory have taken up this topic, with particular attention to the processes by which “urban” and “suburban” places have been defined and to the role that schools have played in those processes. At the same time, scholars working in the traditions of cultural and intellectual history have looked at discourse within classrooms and communities to discover how educators and leaders have intentionally shaped the meaning of race, culture, education and citizenship in different places. To understand how these dynamics intersected, we analyze comparative cases, including Matthew Lassiter's now classic study of three southern U.S. cities, The Silent Majority, Zoe Burkholder's influential Color in the Classroom, and studies of African American, Native American, Latino, White, and Asian American educational experience and activism in the North, South, and West. The course runs as a project in collective, nested inquiry. Part way through the course, students select to participate in a "Special Interest Group" (SIGS) organized around specific topics and questions. Together, members of each group analyze comparative cases around those questions.

News | March 8, 2017

Honoring Women Collaborators at Urban@UW

In honor of International Women’s Day, we are highlighting just some of UW’s brilliant female professors, scholars, and and change-makers with whom Urban@UW is proud to collaborate. Click on their names to explore their work.   Leadership: Thaisa Way, Executive Director, Urban@UW; Department of Landscape Architecture Executive Committee: Margaret O’Mara, Department of History Susan P….


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Janine Jones

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Joe Lott

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Jondou Chen

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News | February 22, 2017

Julian Agyeman: A Brief Reading List

Julian Agyeman, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University, will be delivering a talk at the University of Washington on February 28 at 7:30pm. Agyeman was originally trained as an ecologist and biogeographer before turning to critical urban studies and environmental social science. Agyeman’s scholarship challenges basic notions of sustainability through…


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Katie Headrick Taylor

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Maggie Beneke

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Manka Varghese

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Marge Plecki

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Mary Clevenger-Bright

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Megan Bang

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Meredith I. Honig

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Michael Knapp

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Nancy Beadie

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News | May 18, 2016

Office Hours with Britton Shephard

Britton Shepard is a Masters student in Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington, and will be graduating this June. He is currently wrapping up his thesis project, Site 1121: Field Notes, a public site exhibition of an abandoned lot that explored the history and identity of a landscape in an urban setting. The week-long…


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Paul Hill

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News | May 4, 2016

Quick Recap: A Busy April!

April saw a lot of wonderful developments here at the University of Washington, here’s a quick recap: Our first Office Hours interview with John Vidale (more coming of these soon!) UW researchers continued to explore the effects of a $15/hr minimum wage. PBS premiered their 10 Parks that Changed America program featuring our own Thaisa…


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Rachel Vaughn

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News | December 20, 2016

Reflections on Urban Environmental Justice in a Time of Climate Change

On November 7th and 8th Urban@UW, in collaboration with the University of Washington’s Climate Impacts Group (CIG), hosted a symposium to begin transdisciplinary conversation on the multifaceted dynamics and consequences of Urban Environmental Justice in a Time of Climate Change (UEJ). Below are some reflections from this event, and a sample of the resources we’ll…


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Steve Fink

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Tom Halverson

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News | October 20, 2017

Urban@UW compiles Faculty Highlights Report for research, teaching and engagement on homelessness

As part of its recently launched Homelessess Research Initiative, Urban@UW has collaborated with faculty and staff across all three UW campuses to compile a broad-ranging selection of powerful and robust projects addressing homelessness from a research lens. Check out the Faculty Highlights Report to learn more about these efforts and the people behind them.


News | June 26, 2015

Urbanity and Indigeneity with respect to Education by Megan Bang

Presented at the June 1st Urban@UW Launch