Essays & Images on Cities, Travel and Contemporary Culture. A web journal of James A. Clapp, Ph.D., an UrbisMedia Ltd. Production

Vol.98.3: Paris Cafes: A Tribute in a Time of Terror

 

The world knows that people were murdered at Paris cafés and other places this past weekend. Much has been said and written, and will be, about these horrific events, but I want to say something

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Vol.95.2: THE PLACE OF THE STONE

The following is excerpted from a chapter on teaching in China in a book in progress by the author.

  I had been doing a lot of lecturing about planning and urbanism

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Vol.91.4: PARIS AND THE PROFESSORS, a Movie Review Essay

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There were seven screenwriters on Casablanca.  Chances are that at least one of them had a romantic experience in Paris that resulted in Bogart’s doleful line to Bergman

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Vol.91.3: LET HONG KONG BE HONG KONG, Part 1

Sai Ying Pun (1930s), neighborhood author lived in 2001

Sai Ying Pun (1930s), neighborhood author lived in 2001

Making a case for a politically independent Hong Kong might seem, at first blush, to contradict geography, ethnicity, and culture—although it is the last of these, that is not determined

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Vol.91.2: T-SQUARE 2.0?

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For an urbanist such as myself the prospect of observing, in 1997, the “handover” of sovereignty of a major world city from one country to another was an unusual opportunity.  Most cities

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Vol.90.3: CITY MOUSE/COUNTRY MOUSE: A HYPOTHESIS ON THE WELLSPRINGS OF ANTI-URBANISM

This is a slightly revised  paper that I presented at the National Meetings of the American Institute of Planners, Atlanta, Georgia 1973,

Introduction

Probably from the

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Vol.84.9: IT HAS BEEN SAID OF PARIS II

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Les Americanes

When it comes to rocky love affairs there is also the on/off relationship between France and America that goes

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Vol.84.8: IT HAS BEEN SAID OF PARIS (Part 1)

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Une Plume, un Cahier, un Café  Many people go to Paris to write; or at least they seem

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Vol.84.7: Uncle Ho’s Neighborhood

Villa des Gobelins, toward Ave. des Gobelins. Ho’s building on the left.

Villa des Gobelins, toward Ave. des Gobelins. Ho’s building on the left.

In 1989 I lived in Paris while teaching at the University of Paris VII. I had to arrange my own housing and at first lived with an elderly Englishwoman in the 15th<span

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Vol.84.6: Oh My City, Oh My Mayor, OMG!

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I really shouldn’t be weighing in on this for a couple of reasons (there probably are more than a couple), but things have been kind of quiet around here and

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