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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 106–116.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Annalee Newitz This short essay accompanies a gallery of six representations of possible California futures chosen by Annalee Newitz, editor of Gizmodo . The gallery includes a dystopian hellhole of scarcity and labor exploitation, a sustainable civilization of green urban designs, an Aztec...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 12–17.
Published: 01 September 2016
... piece of con- crete channel had been removed.1 This example demon- strates the radical power of urban humanities, for which we offer this manifesto. To escape digging deeper channels to solve urban problems, cities instead can be transformed at the creative intersection of design, urbanism, and humanist...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 84–88.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Noam Shoked In 2014, architecture Professor Margaret Crawford and Associate Professor of Art Practice Anne Walsh taught the first University of California, Berkeley, Global Urban Humanities Initiative research studio course, called “No Cruising: Mobility and Identity in Los Angeles.” What occurred...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 120–128.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., stratified by economic, social, and racial differences, and perhaps too invested in the security of its storied past. The Urban Humanities initiative is an attempt both to apply conventional tools in unconventional ways and to invent new tools by respecting the fundamental virtue of bricks, namely their...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 68–79.
Published: 01 September 2016
... designed by its users, who built trails and vista points and benches where the authorities provided none. The Bulb is a misfit in terms of park categories neither a pristine wilderness nor an urban park, nor a typical regional or county park defined by picnic tables, trails, and bathrooms. Amid the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 89–93.
Published: 01 September 2016
... indicator for a host of quality-of-life measures.1 A robust public library system is an important tool in the fight for literary justice, but in cities like Los Angeles, busy families often struggle to use a public library system that was not designed to accommodate them. The limited BOOM: The Journal of...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 50–57.
Published: 01 September 2016
... often read as a celebration of urban harmony. A detail of Bearden s composition remains visible in Berkeley through the city s logo, promoting Berkeley s civic commitment to multiculturalism and diversity on municipal property from trashcans to buildings.1 Composed of photographs montaged together and...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 58–64.
Published: 01 March 2016
... areas now synonymous with wealth, it will cost you dearly. Architectural historians still argue about why the Case Study houses failed to bring about a landscape of high- design, low-cost architecture for all. Still, they played straight into a distinctive fantasy of postwar American sub- urbanism. One...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 45–50.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Nate Berg This article examines the history and future of freeway design, tracking its evolution from early parkways to the Interstate Highway System to the potential freeways to come. A mix of infrastructure, architecture and landscape, freeways have had an indelible impact on urban development...
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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): 70–75.
Published: 01 March 2016
... cities of Azusa, Baldwin Park, El Monte, South El Monte, Whittier, Montebello, and South Gate. In 2012, Amigos de los Rios worked with UC Berkeley College of Environmen- tal Design professor Nicholas de Monchaux and a team of students to identify lots that could be repurposed into green spaces such as...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 34–44.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Christopher Hawthorne This interview with Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne was conducted by Boom editor Jon Christensen and Dana Cuff, a professor of architecture, urban design, and urban planning, and director of cityLAB at UCLA. Hawthrone is charged with covering new...
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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 (4): 44–53.
Published: 01 December 2015
... music, sleek sanctuaries, and a seven-day-a-week menu of activities and programs designed, in Beshore s words in the Atlantic, to give people what they want By the early 2000s, Mariners had more than 10,000 members and a multimillion dollar budget. It was then that Christian Mungai, born in a village...
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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 (1): iii.
Published: 01 March 2015
... associate curator of contemporary history and trends at the Oakland Museum of California. She is a public historian of science and technology. R O B E R T G O T T L I E B is director of the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College. He is the author or coauthor of thirteen books...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 20–28.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., filled with immigrants And this: A small, local, street-wear brand based in Mon- terey Park called SGV has produced a T-shirt with a design that blended the elements of the flags of the People s Repub- lic of China, Mexico, and the United States. The brand s website states: The SGV is a region 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 (2015) 5 (1): 71–78.
Published: 01 March 2015
... exposition designers, they sought to outdo anything the Spanish had built in California during its days as a remote and relatively poor colony; indeed, they revised the what has been portion of the exposition s concept to what could have been if the style of baroque Spain had been fully realized in...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 76–79.
Published: 01 December 2014
... highways in a desperate move to find a home. The cat was now marooned in this small urban island of green space surrounded by a spider web of LA freeways and sprawl, facing a lonely bachelorhood for the rest of his days unless he braved the ocean of traffic once more. Like many Angelenos, I rallied around...