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NBN Episodes hosted by Peter:

Laura Alice Watt, "The Paradox of Preservation: Wilderness and Working Landscapes at Point Reyes National Seashore" (U California Press, 2016)

July 16, 2019

The Paradox of Preservation

Laura Alice Watt
Hosted by Peter Ekman

“Wilderness,” “nature,” and their “preservation” are concepts basic to how the National Park Service organizes our relationship to American land. They…

David Bissell, "Transit Life: How Commuting Is Transforming Our Cities" (MIT Press, 2018)

May 20, 2019

Transit Life

David Bissell
Hosted by Peter Ekman

What kind of time do we endure on our daily commutes? What kind of space do we occupy? What new sorts of urbanites do we thereby become? In Transit Li…

Chet Van Duzer, "Henricus Martellus’s World Map at Yale (c. 1491): Multispectral Imaging, Sources, and Influence" (Springer, 2019)

March 1, 2019

Henricus Martellus’s World Map at Yale (c. 1491)

Chet Van Duzer
Hosted by Peter Ekman

Chet Van Duzer, an accomplished historian of cartography, trains his sight in this book on one uniquely important map produced in early modern Europe.…

Sun-Young Park, "Ideals of the Body: Architecture, Urbanism, and Hygiene in Postrevolutionary Paris" (U Pittsburgh Press, 2018)

February 1, 2019

Ideals of the Body

Sun-Young Park
Hosted by Peter Ekman

We know quite a bit about the physical signatures of urban “modernity” foisted upon Paris by Baron Haussmann in the late nineteenth century — the broa…

Rob Sullivan, "The Geography of the Everyday: Toward an Understanding of the Given" (U Georgia Press, 2017)

June 20, 2018

The Geography of the Everyday

Rob Sullivan
Hosted by Peter Ekman

How to theorize what goes without saying? In The Geography of the Everyday: Toward an Understanding of the Given (University of Georgia Press, 2017), …

Caitlin DeSilvey, "Curated Decay: Heritage Beyond Saving" (U Minnesota Press, 2017)

May 4, 2018

Curated Decay

Caitlin DeSilvey
Hosted by Peter Ekman

In Curated Decay: Heritage Beyond Saving (University of Minnesota Press, 2017), geographer Caitlin DeSilvey offers a set of alternatives to those who …

Brian Tochterman, "The Dying City: Postwar New York and the Ideology of Fear" (UNC Press, 2017)

April 23, 2018

The Dying City

Brian Tochterman
Hosted by Peter Ekman

What does it mean to say that a city can “die”? As Brian Tochterman shows in this compelling intellectual and cultural history, motifs of imminent dea…

Alison B. Hirsch, "City Choreographer: Lawrence Halprin in Urban Renewal America" (U Minnesota Press, 2014)

April 16, 2018

City Choreographer

Alison B. Hirsch
Hosted by Peter Ekman

Lawrence Halprin, one of the central figures in twentieth-century American landscape architecture, is well known to city-watchers for his work on San …