All posts by Rebecca Summer

Black Branding and Gentrification in Washington, D.C.

Who should be allowed to brand a neighborhood? A review of Derek Hyra’s new book, “Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City,” examining transformations in the the Shaw/U Street neighborhood of the nation’s capital.

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An abandoned building, beginning to fall down, next to an overgrown vacant lot in Baltimore. Photo by Dawn Biehler, 2016.

The Itchy Ecology of Segregation: A Conversation with Dawn Biehler

For many of us, mosquitos are an annoying fact of life in the summer. But for Dawn Biehler, they are also a symptom of social inequality.

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Mississippi River

Snapshots of the Mississippi

Members of the Edge Effects editorial board share a selection of photos from CHE’s recent Place-Based Workshop on the Mississippi River.

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E is for Environment

The organizers of CHE’s grad student symposium talk about defining “environment” and the possibilities for collaboration at this weekend’s event.

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Documenting DC: Understanding a City, One Building at a Time

At what scale should we document DC’s changing built environment? What current conditions make this documentation so very essential? A reflection on the joys, difficulties, and motivations for doing fieldwork in the unfamiliar parts of one’s home city.

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Reflections on Extraction 1: Mining the Invisible

Reflecting on “Landscapes of Extraction,” CHE members explore the challenges of remembering and preserving the buried histories of mining landscapes.

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