Peter Ekman

A.B., Harvard, 2007
American landscapes; urban and suburban form; intellectual histories of planning and urbanism; social and geographic thought; materiality and material culture; ruins.



2016. “Diagnosing Suburban Ruin: A Prehistory of Mumford’s Postwar Jeremiad,” Journal of Planning History 15(2): 108–128.

2015. “‘A Town Should Be Built to Make the Whole Thing Work’: Modeling Patterson, City Beautiful of California’s Central Valley,” Journal of Urban History 41(3): 460–478.


2015. Refrains for Moving Bodies: Experience and Experiment in Affective Spaces, by Derek P. McCormack, in Social & Cultural Geography 16: 998–999.

2014. Civitas by Design: Building Better Communities from the Garden City to the New Urbanism, by Howard Gillette, Jr., in Urban Geography 35: 1105–1106.

2014. Little White Houses: How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America, by Dianne Harris, in Cultural Geographies 21: 167–168.

2013. Building a Market: The Rise of the Home Improvement Industry, 1914–1960, by Richard Harris, in Historical Geography 41: 198–200.