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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 12–17.
Published: 01 September 2016
... dozen universities. 3 The term creative seems more ubiquitously applied to new developments than the term green as in creative office or creative class. Popular adoption of Richard Florida s ideas about the latter have done little to expand our understanding of the metropolis or guide cities...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 45–50.
Published: 01 March 2016
... imposition of the freeway by creating a new landscape along its path. His drawings for the project show recessed roads and large buf- fers of green space between homes and the freeway, and tunnels that bury the road beneath sloping topography. Even so, the idea of building a freeway that sliced through...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 March 2016
... with meaning. Patterson argues that Knight was a spiritual descendant of the early Christian desert ascetics who escaped to the desert in order to experience God more fully. Like his early Christian predecessors, Knight received visitors from all over the world who were seeking Green(gre-y?) prologue...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 4–11.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the foun- dation of the city s work. Then-mayor Jerry Brown put a plan in place in 2006 to cut Oakland s production of solid waste to zero by 2020. Four years later, a 2010 green building code and standards required new home, office, retail, and recre- ation buildings to be much more energy efficient...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 34–44.
Published: 01 March 2016
... that I got when I included that comment in one of my pieces was surprising. People still have this idea that the river can be restored to some past that never really existed, a green landscape full of water, with tree-lined banks. I think that particularly when the river gets really wide as it goes...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 130–136.
Published: 01 March 2016
... designers did seventy years before. In addition to calling for somany units of housing and somuch commercial space, the new development is imagined grouped into walkable blocks, oriented around public transit. The new buildings are to be constructed of recycled and locally sourced materials to high green...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 32–41.
Published: 01 September 2015
... public universities green infrastructure sustainable cities urban nature conservation Photograph of Peter Kareiva by John Vande Wege. peter kareiva The Boom Interview A conservation scientist at home in a megacity E ditor s Note: As chief scientist of The Nature Conservancy, the world s...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 28–41.
Published: 01 June 2015
... you are really best known for was Not A Cornfield. Is that where the idea of a metabolic practice really came together? Bon: Oh yes, the Chlorophyll Revolution The moment when the old train yard became emerald green with corn, things shifted. That was a big, big shift, and I could see the power of...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 95–105.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Seattle after taking futur- ism by storm with his influential blog and book Worldchanging, an eye-opening encyclopedia of the people, technologies, trends, and forces of the future at work in the world today to create a bright, green tomorrow. Steffen wanted to be closer to the future, in the state that...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 86–94.
Published: 01 September 2014
... obtained substantial public funds for infrastructural improvements. In anticipa- tion of spending a jaw-dropping $350,000 acquired from public and private sources, the Green Spaces community organizer asked garden members how they wanted this spent. The gardeners had been instrumental in helping to get the...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 4–27.
Published: 01 September 2014
... freshwater marsh, the such as the place where William Wright lost his way. Shades of dark green represent forest and chaparral, while lighter greens represent tidal marshes and seasonally flooded meadows. Oranges and yellows represent drier hab- itat types, including grassland, coastal sage scrub, and oak...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 7–19.
Published: 01 June 2014
... discourse that doesn t deserve the name of discourse There has been good research from the SPUR Urbanist and others since I started to write. Somebody at UC Berkeley mounted a major study of the Google bus and its impact and confirmed that it s actually not green carpool- ing. It s displacing a lot of...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 27–34.
Published: 01 December 2013
... colonization of Cali- fornia. The Green Morning a brief sketch about a Johnny Appleseed figure who successfully converts the arid land- scape of Mars into a lush forest, is easily read as an allusion to the irrigation and conversion to agriculture of the desert Southwest, in particular the orange groves of...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 67–72.
Published: 01 December 2013
... abandon their cars for other ways of getting around these green streets. In the Next 10.org study Unra- veling Ties to Petroleum UCLA-based lead author Juan Matute points out that public infrastructure has for decades rewarded the one-person-per-gas-fueled car lifestyle with hidden incentives...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 73–78.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., others poor. It has century-old cottages and half-built condos. It s Steinbeck country and Kerouac country. It is, as Starr describes California, everything and nothing at all The county s endless fields of produce, blanketing the Salinas Valley in so many shades of green, belie a cruel irony at the...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 79–84.
Published: 01 December 2013
... solutions themselves produce unintended consequences. Geo-engineering to create deceptively named green energy could help us move away from consumption of fossil fuels. But what would happen to coastal marine eco- systems, for example, if we choose to capture energy from waves, say, of Pacific coastal...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 85–100.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Francisco restaurants; photographs of Point Reyes National Seashore; a fully- charged MP3 player with the recordings of Allen Ginsberg reading A Supermarket in California in Berkeley; a bunch of dried California sage; Green þ Black chocolate wrappers; a wine cork. The Future of Music Josh Kun is an...
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Boom (2013) 3 (2): 52–71.
Published: 01 July 2013
... that fronts most homes in the neighborhood was kept green with a regular supply of water from sprinklers. In the warm Southern California sum- mers, grass did not stay green long without frequent irriga- tion. A significant amount of effort and finances was spent in maintaining an acceptable suburban...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 62–78.
Published: 01 October 2012
... its natural habitat spread along the 40-foot vehicle. On one bus, a Mission Blue Butterfly amid green shoots of grassland and sage scrub. On another, a Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse munching the red-orange tips of pickleweed. On a third, Brown Pelicans soaring over a blue expanse of the Bay. On the fourth...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 25–44.
Published: 01 October 2012
... Nigeria and Brazil. Four months later, Barack Obama captured the White house, promising to reinvigorate the US economy by investing in infrastructure and green jobs. The $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, passed in September 2009, used the phrase renewable energy twenty-nine times...