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Urban Rivers

Urban Rivers

Remaking Rivers, Cities, and Space in Europe and North America

Urban Rivers examines urban interventions on rivers through politics, economics, sanitation systems, technology, and societies; how rivers affected urbanization spatially, in infrastructure, territorial disputes, and in flood plains, and via their changing ecologies. Providing case studies from Vienna to Manitoba, the chapters assemble geographers and historians in a comparative survey of how cities and rivers interact from the seventeenth century to the present.

Rivers Lost, Rivers Regained

Rivers Lost, Rivers Regained

Rethinking City-River Relations

Rivers Lost, Rivers Regained discusses how cities have gained control and exerted power over rivers and waterways far upstream and downstream; how rivers and floodplains in cityscapes have been transformed by urbanization and industrialization; how urban rivers have been represented in cultural manifestations, such as novels and songs; and discusses more recent strategies to redefine and recreate the place of the river within the urban setting.

Rivers in History

Rivers in History

Perspectives on Waterways in Europe and North America

This book presents one of the first comparative histories of rivers on the continents of Europe and North America in the modern age. The contributors examine the impact of rivers on humans and, conversely, the impact of humans on rivers. They view this dynamic relationship through political, cultural, industrial, social, and ecological perspectives in national and transnational settings. Contributors analyze the regional, national, and international politicization of rivers, the use and treatment of waterways in urban versus rural environments, and the increasing role of international commissions in ecological and commercial legislation for the protection of river resources. Case studies include the Seine in Paris, the Mississippi, the Volga, the Rhine, and the rivers of Pittsburgh.

Legacy Cities

Legacy Cities

Continuity and Change amid Decline and Revival

The Rise, Fall, and Potential Revival of Post-Industrial Rust Belt Cities, with a Focus on Cleveland, Ohio

Soviet Space Mythologies

Soviet Space Mythologies

Public Images, Private Memories, and the Making of a Cultural Identity

Soviet Space Mythologies explores the history of the Soviet human space program within a political and cultural context, giving particular attention to the two professional groups—space engineers and cosmonauts—who secretly built and publicly represented the program. Drawing on recent scholarship on memory and identity formation, this book shows how both the myths of Soviet official history and privately circulating counter-myths have served as instruments of collective memory and professional identity.

Making an Urban Public

Making an Urban Public

Popular Claims to the City in Mexico, 1879-1932

A Social History of Urbanization and Popular Politics in the Turn of the Century Mexico

Desert Cities

Desert Cities

The Environmental History of Phoenix and Tucson

Examines the natural and economic resource competition between Phoenix and Tucson and the other factors contributing to the divergent growth of the two cities.

The Presidency and Public Policy Making

The Presidency and Public Policy Making

The premise behind this book is that policy making provides a useful perspective for studying the presidency, perhaps the most important and least understood policy-making institution in the United States. The eleven essays focus on diverse aspects of presidential policy making, providing insights on the presidency and its relationship to other policy-making actors and institutions.

Urban Infrastructure

Urban Infrastructure

Historical and Social Dimensions of an Interconnected World

An Interdisciplinary and International Study of the Vast City Systems that Facilitate Modern Life

For a Proper Home

For a Proper Home

Housing Rights in the Margins of Urban Chile, 1960-2010

Winner, 2016 Southern Cone Studies Section Social Sciences Book Award, Latin American Studies Association

This book examines the dramatic forms of social mobilization, state-directed repression, mass development projects, and socioeconomic exclusion that have marked struggles over low-income urban housing in Santiago, Chile, during the past half-century.

Garbage In The Cities

Garbage In The Cities

Refuse Reform and the Environment

This revised edition of a seminal work in the field of urban environmental history traces the development of waste management and related technologies from the Progressive Era to the present.

Metropolitan Natures

Metropolitan Natures

Environmental Histories of Montreal

Metropolitan Natures presents original histories of the diverse environments that constitute Montreal and its region. It explores the agricultural and industrial transformation of the metropolitan area, the interaction of city and hinterland, and the interplay of humans and nature.

Improvised Cities

Improvised Cities

Architecture, Urbanization, and Innovation in Peru

The History of Aided Self-Help Housing in Peru

Destined for the Stars

Destined for the Stars

Faith, the Future, and America's Final Frontier

Divine Destiny and the Popularization of Space Exploration in America

Defiant Geographies

Defiant Geographies

Race and Urban Space in 1920s Rio de Janeiro
Defiant Geographies examines the destruction of a poor community in the center of Rio de Janeiro to make way for Brazil’s first international mega-event. As the country celebrated the centenary of its independence, its postabolition whitening ideology took on material form in the urban development project that staged Latin ...

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