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Kenton C
Writer #27835
Los Angeles, CA
NEW 10/4/2018
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Ken is currently an Editor of Critical Planning Journal and a Student Advisor to the Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin. His current research questions the implications of various legal and ownership configurations of housing and land within a comparative urban political economic framework. Ken works primarily with Ananya Roy, Eric Sheppard (Geography), Paul Ong, and Mike Lens. Kenton’s past research unpacked social architecture practices and their unintended consequences through participant observation and documentary film fieldwork.
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Specialties

Urban Planning,SEO, Architecture, Web Content Management, Media Effects, Journalism, Social Media Marketing, Magazines, Advertising, Press Releases, Marketing Communications, New Media, Editorial, Social Networking, Blogging, Editing,Proofreading, Content Creation.

Interests

Mithun, International Journal of the Commons, ACLU, Urban Land Institute, University of California (Los Angeles), Natural Resources Defense Council, Calthorpe Associates, Gehl, BuildingGreen Inc, Mogavero Architects, Housing California, Mutual Housing California, Community Design + Architecture.

Education

Marlboro College, Vermont

An undergraduate major in sociology is designed to increase students’ understanding of factors that determine social relationships and social organization. Sociology was useful to Ken's interests in careers ranging from business and industry to government and human services.

Brandenburg University of Technology

During this time, Ken was involved in the Eight Partner University program: Academy of Arts (Berlin, Germany), University of Seville (Seville, Spain), Autonomous University of Lisbon (Lisbon, Portugal), Wroclaw University of Technology (Wroclaw, Poland), Tallinn University of Applied Sciences (Tallinn, Estonia), Tel Aviv University (Tel Aviv, Israel), University of Innsbruck (Innsbruck, Austria)

University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Ken's research themes include Housing, Social Movements, Urban Political Economy, and Black Geographies.In this graduate program, Ken is immersed in the theoretical and methodological tools of the social sciences in order to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of planning.

Technology

15,000 Projects Completed

Ken is a Masters student in Architektur. Studium. Generale, a traveling program between eight European universities based out of Brandenburgische Technische Universität, Cottbus, Germany. He has conducted participant observation fieldwork on social architects around the United States and led a community design-built project for two years at Marlboro College to create a community social space and greenhouse. He writes the blog Alternative Architecture Lens and made the film ‘Architecture for the Underserved ’.

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12,000 Projects Completed

As a project manager, Ken managed 2015-2016 legislative symposium sponsorship and fundraising goal of $100,000+. He tracked environmental, transit, and smart growth legislation in the CA Senate and Assembly. Similarly, he wrote letters to advance land use reform and sprawl control initiatives. As a research fellow, Ken co-coordinated the statewide Residents United Network (RUN) to train and mobilize residents.

Career

9,000 Projects Completed

In practice Ken spearheaded a multi-year project to design and build a sustainable greenhouse for Marlboro College; he launched a research collective in Berlin called The City and the Political; and he has worked with housing and environmental advocacy with organizations in Sacramento, CA, Housing California and The Planning and Conservation League.

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10,000 Projects Completed

His research begins by introducing the explosion of housing rental prices in Los Angeles and Berlin. It then surveys two explicitly anti-racist tenant movements, the Los Angeles Tenants Union and Kotti & Co, and how in a political era where news headlines are dominated by new forms of nationalist politics—the rise of the alt-right and Donald Trump in the United States and Alternative für Deutschland in Germany.

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10,000 Projects Completed

He is a strategic thinker and handles challenges with grace and professionalism. Ken has years of experience engaged with Public Interest Design and his skills reflect that strong background. Meanwhile, he has retained the enthusiasm and generosity of someone who is fresh to the field. Ken would be an asset to any creative team and organization.

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