Archive for April, 2013

Urban Forests and Political Ecologies in Toronto

April 21, 2013 Comments off

Tested out some new ideas about “Abolition Ecology” with talk at the Urban Forests & Political Ecologies conference in Toronto, April 18-20th, 2013.  The conference was hosted by the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University; Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto; and the Humber Arboretum & Centre for Urban Ecology.  It was a well organized and interesting event.  Thanks to Adrina Bardekjian and Sadia Butt for their efforts as well as other organizers.


Formation of RadGe Writing Group in Vancouver

April 13, 2013 Comments off

I had the good fortune to be invited to join a new working/writing/researching/archiving group who assembled in Vancouver on the UBC Campus for an inaugural workshop over the March 1st weekend and then presented some initial ideas at the AAG in Los Angels.  Other members of the group include Trevor Barnes, Audrey Kobayashi, Linda Peake, Jamie Peck, Damaris Rose, Eric Sheppard and Bobby Wilson.  The main goal is to locate and archive some of the less known details and archives about episodes in the early formation and evolution of North American radical geography.   We’ll see where it leads.  Here we are at the LA AAG Panel.  Yea, I was pretty happy about the opportunity.


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Urban Political Ecology is alive and well at the LA AAG

April 10, 2013 Comments off

In response to questions about the state of Urban Political Ecology (UPE), my colleague Jenn Rice and I organized a series of four really good sessions to sus out the health of this emerging sub-disciplinary approach.  The good news is that in my opinion the presenters showed without a doubt that UPE is alive and well.  Here are links to the sessions for the curious:

Urban Political Ecology Redux I

Urban Political Ecology Redux II

Urban Political Ecology Redux III

Urban Political Ecology Redux IV