August 28, 2023

Tonni Oberly and Jason Reece Research Featured by APA

The research by the alumna and associate professor of planning was featured on the planning association’s blog.

Tonni Oberly and Jason Reece Research Featured by APA

PhD alumna Tonni Oberly and Vice Provost for Urban Research and Community Engagement and Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning Jason Reece’s article “Planning History From the Lions’ Perspective” was featured in the APA blog post “Black Counternarratives in Planning History.”

In “Planning History From the Lions' Perspective: Reclaiming Black Agency in Planning History,” Journal of the American Planning Association (Vol. 89, No. 4), Tonni Oberly and Jason Reece center Black experiences to provide a counternarrative of dominant planning histories.

This review reframes planning history across five periods: the Progressive era, the Great Migration, public housing after 1937 including World War II housing and postwar urban renewal, the civil rights era, and the 1970s and beyond.

Read more at the American Planning Association