May 31, 2016

“Expanding the Frame” Video Now Available!

For those of you unable to attend our public symposium “Expanding the Frame: Multiple Perspectives on Gentrification on Oakland” on May 7, 2016, the edited video of the event is now available on YouTube and at our public symposium page here on our website. A big thanks to the Oakland Public Library for hosting the event and to […]

April 9, 2016

‘Oakland School’ Public Symposium- Expanding the Frame: Multiple Perspectives on Gentrification in Oakland

December 18, 2015

The Locatedness of Gentrification as Process and Theory

by Alex Werth The idea of an “Oakland School” of urban studies is a source of controversy within our working group. It means different things to different people—at times positive, others negative. Thank goodness. This difference is what draws me into our dialogue. It gives me hope that new ways of engaging with the city […]

November 11, 2015

Oakland’s Changing Narrative

by Dorie Perez I was drawn to the critique of Oakland that our collective initiated as an academic exercise and aware of its potential to articulate the competing visions of an imagined future for a city currently undergoing mass processes of change. As space, the planning narratives of design and social behavior, proceed placemaking, or […]

Bridging Disciplines

by Allison Logan October 20th was the second monthly meeting of the Oakland School of Urban Studies. These meetings allow the group to sort through logistics, hash out and envision future group events, discuss long-term goals, and discuss a set of readings that provide a lens with which to interrogate histories and representations of Oakland. […]