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‘Imagining Seattle’ profiled in ‘Maxwell Perspective’

The Maxwell Perspective, a journal from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, recently published a profile of Imagining Seattle by Serin D. Houston. The piece briefly summarizes the main argument of the book and includes a couple empirical examples. It closes by way of emphasizing that unless equity is foregrounded in urban governance, inequities …

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Houston interviewed by Sasha Nyary

Serin D. Houston’s interview with Sasha Nyary, senior editor in the Office of Communications and Marketing at Mount Holyoke College, just went live! In advance of Houston’s upcoming talk in Seattle, Nyary asked about key findings from Imagining Seattle and why the focus on imaginative geographies and three social values. Read the entire interview here. 

Houston interviewed for the “New Books Network” Podcast

Ryan Driskell Tate from the “American West” channel of the “New Books Network” podcast interviewed Serin D. Houston about Imagining Seattle. In this interview, Houston discusses the main concepts of her book, gives examples of social values in action, and shares what surprised her most about her research. Listen to the podcast here at the …

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“Social Values in Action: Building Equitable and Sustainable Cities” Video

This is the video of the “Social Values in Action: Building Equitable and Sustainable Cities” symposium that was held at Mount Holyoke College on September 18, 2019. The speakers include Serin Houston (Assistant Professor of Geography and International Relations), Wayne Feiden (Director of Planning and Sustainability for the City of Northampton), and Waleska Lugo-DeJesús (CEO, …

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Imagining Seattle Featured in National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity June Newsletter

Imagining Seattle dives into some of the most pressing and compelling aspects of contemporary urban governance in the United States. Serin D. Houston uses a case study of Seattle to shed light on how ideas about environmentalism, privilege, oppression, and economic growth have become entwined in contemporary discourse and practice in American cities. Seattle has, …

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