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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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The Seattle skyline at dawn

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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A view of downtown Seattle

Imagining Seattle Profiled by The Maxwell School of Syracuse University

A new book by Serin Houston ’11 PhD (Geog) uses Seattle as a case study, delving into some of the most pressing and compelling aspects of contemporary urban governance in the United States. The book, Imagining Seattle: Social Values in Urban Governance, was published in May by the University of Nebraska Press as part of …

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