Blog Index

There are a lot of posts now. To see the rest of my publications and other academic work, visit my GMU faculty webpage. Here are the main categories in the index:
  • Art and the City
  • Commons, Commonwealth
  • Gentrification
  • Homelessness, Housing
  • Income Inequality, Poverty, Affluence
  • Local Personalities and Events
  • Mass Incarceration, Prison, Crime
  • Public Housing
  • Public Transit
  • Race and Racism
  • Sociology, Academia
  • "The Wire" City
  • Urban Redevelopment, Neoliberalism, Alternatives
  • Ward 6

Art and the City

Urine and Early Forms of Gentrification, 1/1/2014
Ill Street Blues, 4/1/2013
Research Guide on the CGA Pump Me Up Exhibit, 3/14/2013
Eliot Hine Middle School Radio Station, 12/21/2013
The Art of Gentrification, 6/23/2012

Commons, Commonwealth

The Alternative Lifestyle City and the Great Blight of Dullness, 3/4/2016
Sharing the (Common)Wealth, 7/24/2013
Reporting from the SE Public Library, 1/25/2013
Co-ops in DC, 10/6/2012
Cooperatives in Ward 6, 8/10/2012
Cooperatives and DC (II), 1/11/2012
Cooperatives and DC, 1/2/2012
Cooperatives in Ward 6 and DC, 8/9/2011

Gentrification

Omnivorous Gentrification: Gentrification and Food in DC, 4/17/2015
Why is it so difficult to see in Ward 6?, 1/1/2015
DC Gentrification Video, 9/12/2014
The Centaur State and Gentrification in Baltimore, 4/18/2014
Gentrification in DC slides, 3/16/2014
AU Discussion of Gentrification in DC, 3/3/2014
Gentrification is not friendly, 2/2/2014
The number of households in DC basically unchanged since 1960, 1/20/2014
Urine and Early Forms of Gentrification, 1/1/2014
Gentrified Neighborhoods Threatened!, 7/23/2013
Why the social meaning of places in Ward 6 matters, 7/7/2013
Emerging Wastelands, 6/16/2013
Smells like Gentrification, 5/31/2013
Gentrification and Gentrification and Gentrification, 5/27/2013
Gentrification in DC, 5/20/2013
Eyesores, Urine Smells, and Gentrification, 4/13/2013
Murals and Gentrification, 3/14/2013
Buildings and People, 3/8/2013
Who is to Blame?: Canal Park, History, and Community, 1/14/2013
Washington DC as Global City, 10/31/2012
The Consequences of Displacement, 8/31/2012
Capitol Hill Vigilantes, 8/9/2012
Why does Jane Jacobs matter?, 8/1/2012
Jane Jacobs, HOPE VI, and Ward 6, 7/31/2012
The Art of Gentrification (II), 7/3/2012
The Art of Gentrification, 6/23/2012
Capitol Hill's Decline in the 1920s, 6/21/2012
Digging Deep: An Interview with Brett Williams, 6/14/2012
Fastest Gentrifying Neighborhoods?, 6/13/2012
Stopping or Turning Back the Clock, 2/24/2012
Is Restoration Racist? (II), 2/3/2012
Is Restoration Racist?, 1/27/2012
Gentrification on Capitol Hill (III), 1/6/2012
Gentrification on Capitol Hill (II), 12/29/2011
Gentrification on Capitol Hill, 12/23/2011
Gentrification of Yesteryear, 11/23/2011
Gentrification is Global, 9/17/2011
Urban Renewal and Grief in Ward 6, 8/12/2011
Globalization in my Neighborhood, 4/28/2011
The Dynamics of Gentrification, 2/5/2011
The Consequences of Gentrification, 1/29/2011
What do you think about gentrification here?, 1/8/2011

Homelessness, Housing

How to End Homelessness? Jobs, 1/5/2015
They do what they can get away with: DC Displacement of the Poor, 10/15/2014
Don't Destroy CCNV!, 7/18/2014
Save the Shelters!, 6/11/2014
Housing for All Summer Movie Series, 7/13/2013
Homeless Youth, 3/22/2013
Why is there homelessness?, 3/11/2013
Warning: Save the Shelter and the People (II), 2/15/2013
Warning: Save the Shelter and the People, 2/14/2013
Couch Surfing: Poverty, Housing, Voting in Ward 6, 7/27/2012
What is affordable housing? (II), 6/19/2012
What is affordable housing?, 6/18/2012
Handwritten signs around Hine, 6/5/2012

Income Inequality, Poverty, Affluence

Who are the poor in Ward 6?, 4/13/2012
Why do the poor still live here? (II), 4/1/2012
Why do the poor still live here?, 4/1/2012
Why don't the poor go to our meetings?, 2/18/2012
A Poverty of Knowledge, 1/24/2012
Consumption Inequality in Ward 6, 1/20/2012
Thanksgiving, Sports, and Ward 6, 11/24/2011
The Decline of Rental Housing in Ward 6 and DC, 9/15/2011
Doing Nothing isn't Doing Nothing: Violence, Inequality, and Race, 8/19/2011
A Reminder about Income Inequality in Ward 6, 8/12/2011
A Reminder about Income Inequality in the US, 8/12/2011
Is Wealth Inequality Increasing in Ward 6? (Part 1), 7/29/2011
Inequality in DC and Brazil, 6/23/2011
The Census and Parenting, 5/18/2011
The Census and DC, 5/17/2011
Taxes and Opportunity Hoarding, 5/9/2011
Two Thoughts about Inequality from a Busy Sociologist, 4/26/2011
A Nation of Homeowners?, 4/22/2011
Whatever It Takes, Harlem Children's Zone, Ward 6, 3/16/2011
When is Density just the Density of the Wealthy?, 3/3/2011
Displacing People isn't Going to End Poverty, 2/11/2011
Comparing the Richest and Poorest Census Tracts Continued, 12/21/2010
Comparing the Richest and Poorest Census Tracts, 12/19/2010

Local Personalities and Events

I highly recommend this!, 6/19/2016
Update: Kojo Nnamdi Show today, on X2 bus, 3/26/2015
The Legacy of Marion Barry (III), 12/5/2014
The Legacy of Marion Barry (II), 12/4/2014
The Legacy of Marion Barry, 11/24/2014
Vote Yes on #71: Legalization and Mass Incarceration in DC, 11/4/2014
Introducing DC Public Housing Radio, 9/27/2014
Be a Part of DC Historical Studies, 9/22/2014
Update on My Gentrification Talk Today, 9/4/2014
Navy Yard Neighborhood History Discussion on Saturday, 7/1/2014
Movie Series on Gentrification, Urban Renewal, and Resistance, 6/29/2014
Car washing, shoe repair, and BBQ in Ward 6, 6/20/2014
May 18, 2014: DC Historical Studies Conference submission deadline, 3/18/2014
Save the Date: Peter Bug Day May 17th, 2/16/2014
Confronting Gentrification panel RSVP, 2/13/2014
Sociology in My Neighborhood on AU Panel, 2/11/2014
DC Historical Studies Keynote Addresses, 2/3/2014
AU Panel: Displacement and the Changing Significance of D.C., 1/20/2014
Marion Barry -- "the only one who ever looked out for the people", 1/6/2014
This Weekend: the DC Historical Studies Conference!, 11/13/2013
40th Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies, 9/6/2013
Back in DC (Frank Lloyd), 9/1/2013
Sat., June 8: 36th Annual Peter Bug Day, 5/27/2013
DC Historical Studies Conference honored, 5/11/2013
PeterBug Day Update, 5/1/2013
Tonight: an opportunity to visit Eliot-Hine, 4/9/2013
Get your shoes fixed at Peter Bug's, 4/9/2013
Join us at the DC Historical Studies Conference, 3/6/2013
Happy Martin Luther King Day!, 1/21/2013
Our Neighbor Terry Huff (II), 12/27/2012
Our Neighbor Terry Huff, 12/23/2012
Hine Meeting Tonight, 5/24/2012
Save the Date: Monday, April 16th (Emancipation Day), 4/10/2012
Our Block's Second History Party, 3/16/2012
Our Block's History Party, 12/4/2011
Thanksgiving, Sports, and Ward 6, 11/24/2011
DC Studies, 9/25/2011
Give a Call to WPFW, 9/14/2011
Gentrification Lecture on Tuesday, 9/11/2011
Peter Bug, Fellow Sociologist in Ward 6, 9/2/2011
Redistricting and Ward 6, 5/25/2011
Today's Special Election (update), 4/26/2011
Today's Special Election, 4/26/2011
Potomac Gardens Fire: Donations Needed, 3/6/2011
Hine Jr. High Redevelopment Meeting Tonight, 2/2/2011

Mass Incarceration, Prison, Crime

Blue-Collar and No-Collar Community News, 10/16/2013
Nelson Mandela Day, 7/18/2013

Public Housing

The Positives of Public Housing, 9/19/2015
The Repetition of Displacement at the Ellen Wilson Dwellings (II), 8/20/2015
The Repetition of Displacement at the Ellen Wilson Dwellings, 8/19/2015
Protesting Demolition and the "Re-location Game" in Ward 6, 7/3/2015
The "Constructive Demolition" of Public Housing (II), 6/24/2015
The "Constructive Demolition" of Public Housing, 6/15/2015
1979 in DC Public Housing, 5/29/2014
Keep Public Housing II, 4/14/2014
Keep Public Housing, 4/3/2014
Writing History with Potomac Gardens Residents, 2/4/2014
1974 AIA Architecture Tour: Potomac Gardens, 1/13/2014
Senior Residents speak about life in Potomac Gardens, 12/20/2013
Greenleaf, Potomac Gardens, Barry Farms -- Don't Believe DC Govt Promises, 7/8/2013
People want to live in public housing, 7/5/2013
A Surprising Finding regarding HOPE VI, 3/21/2013
Wikipedia and Community History: Potomac Gardens, 12/26/2012
Holiday Greetings to our Neighbors at Potomac Gardens, 12/25/2013
The Contributions of Public Housing, 11/25/2013
Struggling to Get Back (Response), 7/24/2012
Struggling to Get Back in Ward 6, 7/22/2012
Who was Arthur Capper?, 7/12/2012
Arthur Capper Reunion, 7/6/2012
Building Community with Public Housing Residents, 6/10/2012
Official Statement from DCHA, 6/8/2012
Say Goodbye to Potomac Gardens?, 6/4/2012
A View of Public Housing from Within, 11/1/2011
Public Housing Residents: Criminalizing the Victims?, 9/9/2011
Histories of Potomac Gardens (Part 1), 8/30/2011
Pruitt-Igoe and Ward 6, 6/26/2011
Potomac Gardens, the Fence, and Power, 5/11/2011
Shock Therapy in Ward 6, 2/24/2011
Priced out of Public Housing, 2/18/2011

Public Transit

Update: Kojo Nnamdi Show today, on X2 bus, 3/26/2015
Happy Holidays to WMATA, 12/24/2015

Race and Racism

Immigration and the Decline of Capitol Hill (II redux), 8/8/2014
Immigration and the Decline of Capitol Hill, 8/6/2014
Vote Yes on #71: Legalization and Mass Incarceration in DC, 11/4/2014
Legalization and Mass Incarceration in DC, 6/8/2014
DC Historical Studies Keynote Addresses, 2/3/2014
Has Racism Gone Away in Ward 6?, 6/4/2012
Is Restoration Racist? (II), 2/3/2012
Is Restoration Racist?, 1/27/2012
Thanksgiving, Sports, and Ward 6, 11/24/2011
Our Lives Depend on MLK, 9/24/2011
New Book on U St., 9/20/2011
Kate Masur's new book on DC, 6/7/2011
Racial Apathy in DC, 5/31/2011
Is Racial Segregation caused by Racism? (Response), 1/27/2011
Is Racial Segregation caused by Racism?, 1/14/2011
Racial Segregation in DC (continued), 1/7/2011
Racial Segregation in DC, 12/31/2010

Sociology, Academia


"The Wire" City, Global City, Urban Studies

Interesting Graphs about 1980s/1990s DC, 4/26/2014
Delays and Karl Polanyi, 3/31/2014
When did the failed city mindset emerge in DC?, 1/17/2014
"The Wire" is part of the problem (Part II), 10/14/2013
Response to ""The Wire" is part of the problem", 10/2/2013
"The Wire" is part of the problem, 10/1/2013
Washington DC as Global City, 10/31/2012
Neil Smith on Lefebvre, 10/2/2012
Why does Jane Jacobs matter?, 8/1/2012

Urban Redevelopment, Neoliberalism, Alternatives

The Alternative Lifestyle City and the Great Blight of Dullness, 3/4/2016
What makes a city?, 1/25/2016
The Destruction of Authenticity since the 1980s (re-post), 6/23/2014
What is "world class"?, 5/26/2014
High Modernism returns to DC (the Utopian Potential), 5/13/2014
High Modernism returns to DC, 4/29/2014
What is Neoliberalism?, 1/5/2013
(Re)Industrializing the City, 4/19/2013
A Surprising Finding regarding HOPE VI, 3/21/2013
What's wrong with chains? (II), 2/4/2013
What wrong with chains?, 2/2/2013
What would Adolf Cluss do?, 11/23/2012
Farmers' Markets and Social Entrepreneurship, 10/9/2012
Why does Jane Jacobs matter?, 8/1/2012
Jane Jacobs, HOPE VI, and Ward 6, 7/31/2012
Can’t We Do Better than This?, 5/22/2012
Hine Jr High: Dead Zones and Life Zones, 5/20/2012
All PUDs are Not Equal (II), 2/13/2012
All PUDs are Not Equal, 2/10/2012
Financialization, Inflation, and DC, 11/30/2011
Friendship House and Cesar Chavez, 11/5/2011
The Lost Connections of the Friendship House (II), 10/29/2011
The Lost Connections of the Friendship House, 10/29/2011
Qatar, Real Estate, and DC, 10/26/2011
My Book on Neoliberalism, 10/10/2011
Hawk & Dove, Race, and Class (II), 9/29/2011
Hawk & Dove, Race, and Class, 9/29/2011
What is Neoliberalism? Is there Neoliberalism in Ward 6?, 7/19/2011
Two Thoughts about Inequality from a Busy Sociologist, 4/26/2011
The Destruction of Authenticity since the 1980s (continued), 4/1/2011
The Destruction of Authenticity since the 1980s, 4/1/2011
What Near SE-SW can teach Ward 6: Hine Jr. High, 3/18/2011
When is Density just the Density of the Wealthy?, 3/3/2011
Hine Jr High: Development for Whom? (continued), 1/23/2011
Hine Jr. High: Development for Whom?, 1/22/2011
Work in Ward 6, a Developer's surprising answer, 1/2/2011
Work in Ward 6, 12/28/2010

Ward 6

Car washing, shoe repair, and BBQ in Ward 6, 6/20/2014
SMYAL in Ward 6, 6/7/2014
Walking the NW Boundary of Ward 6, 1/20/2013
SW DC (and a bit of SE), 9/30/2013
Great article on Swampoodle, 6/6/2012
Our Block's Second History Party, 3/16/2012
Get a View of the Past from the Capitol East Gazette, 1/31/2012
Our Block's History Party, 12/4/2011
Ward 6 Census Tract Map, 8/13/2011
HIV and Ward 6, 6/28/2011
Bus Riding in Ward 6, 2/25/2011
Who Lives in Ward 6?, 12/14/2010
Where is Ward Six?, 12/12/2010
Welcome to Sociology in My Neighborhood, 12/12/2010


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