VIDEO: Brown Bag – Marta Gutman, Cities for Children

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Book Talk: The People, Place, and Space Reader


Brown Bag: Cities for Children: Lessons Learned from Oakland and New York with Marta Gutman


CSEP Represents at People’s Climate March!

Proud to share some photos from the Critical Social and Environmental Psychology block at the People’s Climate March last Sunday, September 21, 2014.  Shout-out to those who were representing with other groups scattered throughout the crowd as well as to those who could only be present in spirit !





Fall 2014 Critical Psychology Brown Bag Schedule

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Brown Bag: Tomatoes not Mortgages: Community Responses to Global Neoliberal Financialization

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Announcing the launch of The People, Place, & Space Reader!

People, place and space reader R4We are excited to announce the launch of the website,, for the forthcoming The People, Place, & Space Reader, edited by Jen Jack Gieseking and William Mangold, with Cindi Katz, Setha Low, and Susan Saegert. The People, Place, and Space Reader includes both classic writings and contemporary research, connecting  scholarship across disciplines, periods, and locations to make sense of  the ways we shape and inhabit our world. Essays from the editors  introduce the texts and outline key issues surrounding each topic.

Many academic disciplines have taken a spatial turn in recent years, and environmental crisis is on everybody’s lips, but all too often students, scholars, and practitioners do not know where to go to read about the issues that spark their imaginations. The People, Place, and Space Reader provides a broad, theoretically informed introduction and brings together key texts from a variety of disciplines that focus on environment, space, and place as they relate to both the mundane and the spectacular in everyday lives. As interdisciplinary studies proliferate dramatically and the boundaries between area studies, cultural studies, urban studies, and environmental studies become more porous, this compendium of readings on space and place is relevant to an increasing number of students in a wide variety of fields. This reader provides the integrated analytical tools and imaginative theories that will prod an individual from any discipline to think harder and reach farther on the many issues raised by the human environment.

The companion website,, provides additional reading lists covering a broad range of issues. An essential resource for students of urban studies, geography, design, sociology, and anyone with an interest in the environment, this volume presents the most dynamic and critical understanding of space and place available.

Tessza Udvarhelyi: An “Agent of Change”

Tessza Udvarhelyi, an environmental psychology student from the CUNY Graduate Center, has been working along side other activists to draw attention to problematic housing policies, homeless individuals’ rights, and  related social justice issues surrounding homelessness in Hungary. Watch the video to learn more!

Agents of Change: Gábor Hajas and Tessza Udvarhelyi


Brown Bag Schedule: Spring 2014



Brown Bag: Critical Approaches to Researching People, Place and Digital Media


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