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Houston to speak at UMass, Amherst for Zube Lecture Series

Serin Houston will give a virtual talk, entitled “Unsettling Whiteness in Neighborhood Planning: Social Justice Efforts in Seattle, WA,” as part of the Zube Lecture …

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‘Imagining Seattle’ to be discussed at the American Association of Geographers (AAG) conference in Seattle

Serin Houston looks forward to discussing her book, Imagining Seattle: Social Values in Urban Governance, with Patricia Lopez, Jasmine Mahmoud, and Richard Wright during an …

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Ares Leardership Book Club 2021-21: Centering Black and Indigenous Artists & Anti-Racism in the Seattle Arts Sector. Save the date: Imagining Seattle: Social Values in Urban Governnance on Wednesday December 9 and Thursday Devember 10.

Imagining Seattle featured in Seattle University book series

Serin Houston is thrilled to share that Imagining Seattle is one of three featured texts in the 2020-2021 Seattle University Arts Leadership Book Club series. …

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Imagining Seattle to be released in paperback

The University of Nebraska Press (UNP) has decided to release a paperback edition of Imagining Seattle: Social Values in Urban Governance in the spring 2021 series! …

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Houston’s AAG conference talks postponed

Serin Houston’s planned participation in the American Association of Geographers (AAG) conference in Denver, Colorado in April has been postponed. Houston had intended to join …

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‘New Sanctuary Movement’ Profile

An invited profile of the ‘New Sanctuary Movement’, written by Serin D. Houston and Mount Holyoke College junior Colleen Molnar, was just published by the …

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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 …

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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 …

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Houston to speak about social justice in Seattle on 1/5/20

On January 5th, 2020, Serin Houston will join Anu Taranath and Sarah Mayes for a conversation about social justice in Seattle and beyond hosted by …

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New ‘Imagining Seattle’ Book Review by Wayne Feiden

A new book review of Imagining Seattle by Wayne Feiden was published online at the Journal of Planning Literature. Feiden notes that Seattle has long …

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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 …

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Houston to speak at “Borders” Symposium

Serin D. Houston will give a lightning talk, entitled “Conceptualizing Sanctuary as a Process in the United States,” at the American Geographical Society “Borders and …

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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 …

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Social Values in Action: Building Equitable & Sustainable Cities flyer

September 18th at 7:00 PM: Social Values in Action: Building Equitable and Sustainable Cities Discussion

Join us on Wednesday, September 18, at 7:00pm in the New York Room in Mary Woolley Hall at Mount Holyoke College to celebrate and engage …

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Seattle is a story: Book review by Paul Constant

Like so many of the best ideas, Serin D. Houston’s book Imagining Seattle began with a single very long walk. Houston recounts the walk in the book’s …

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American Association of University Women Features Imagining Seattle

Congratulations to @AAUW alumna and @mtholyoke professor Serin Houston on her new book from @UnivNebPress, Imagining Seattle: Social Values in Urban Governance. Get your copy …

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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 …

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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 …

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Imagining Seattle: Social Values in Urban Governance by Serin D. Houston

From the Desk of Serin D. Houston: Exploring a Storied Landscape

I grew up in rural, northern Vermont, a place where the rolling hills descend into windy riverine valleys, where hillsides of maple trees burst forth …

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