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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 80–83.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., cognitive science, art, public health, and performance studies, bringing students together from each field. We now are bringing the installation back to the streets of San Leandro with the support of a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town grant for a project called San Leandro Lights. Transferring...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 70–73.
Published: 01 December 2016
... society, and the world. That is why poems are so often used to great effect at public occasions. They give people the words to articulate what they experi- ence and feel. That is also why poetry has always been used in education. It not only develops a student s mastery of language; it also enhances...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): iii.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., Mexican Immigrants, and the California Farmworker Movement (Yale), which was named Best History Book by the International Latino Book Awards. Her scholarship engages the public through advocacy for underrepresented groups in higher education and immigrants and farmworkers in the United States. L Y N E L L...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 34–38.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., following only his creative instincts and aesthetic impulses. He continued expanding and mod- ifying the gardens throughout his life. Baldasare Forestiere died in 1946 at the age of sixty-seven. After his death, the Underground Gardens were opened to the public as a museum10 He built it as a way to cool off...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 74–79.
Published: 01 December 2016
... associated with the library? Pereira thought up the cupped hands, and it fit his mental conception of a university; however, the site of the library screams trees to those who visit and listen. UCSD was built in the midst of a large forest of eucalyptus trees, and in 1983 the Stuart Collection of public art...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 28–33.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Starr. In this interview, we see the personal side of this historian addressing religion, values, and matters of public concern including his wide-reaching polymathic abilities that enable his unique kind of magisterial interpretation of the golden state. With ongoing reflec- tions on the place its past...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 52–61.
Published: 01 December 2016
... produced the Ramparts Wall Poster, which reported on the convention and related street activities. The posters were single full-folio sheets whose title and format recalled the publications of Mao Zedong s Red Guard dur- ing the Cultural Revolution. (The motto for the Ramparts Wall Poster was Up Against...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 80–91.
Published: 01 December 2016
... alongside a community kitchen to feed those who were in the greatest need. Over the protests of sugar plan- tation owners and cattle ranchers worried that thirsty squat- ters would squander water needed for agribusiness, the Secretary of Public Works provided water pipes. The pipes were installed, and a...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): v–vi.
Published: 01 September 2016
... humanity both in California and beyond. Yours, Jason S. Sexton Notes 1 For an earlier account of the LA School, see Michael Dear, The Los Angeles School of Urbanism: An Intellectual History Urban Geography 24.6 (2003): 493 509. 2 Publications, interactive maps, and online exhibitions for each project can...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 4–11.
Published: 01 September 2016
... proven difficult to change because our institutions are less malleable than we might wish, and because they provide a sense of permanence some would say a false sense of permanence in the face of broad shifts in the external conditions surrounding the academic enterprise such as the withdrawal of public...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 12–17.
Published: 01 September 2016
... MacAdams staged readings from the middle of the LA River in the last decades of the twentieth century, the public s historical perception of the river migrated from a concrete site of danger and water- borne pollution risk, toward a place for human creativity and wildlife habitat even though not a single...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 120–128.
Published: 01 September 2016
... the somber background of what Umberto Eco termed apocalyptic thinkers who mourn the downfall of the Humanities and perceive only the crisis of public edu- cation,2 integrated and generative approaches optimis- tically speak of a radically new ecology of teaching and learning that not...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): iii.
Published: 01 September 2016
... building resilience and vitality of communities. A N A S T A S I A L O U K A I T O U - S I D E R I S is the associate dean of academic affairs and urban planning professor at University of California, Los Angeles. Her research focuses on the public environment of the city, its physical representation...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 110–119.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Museum/ The Inside-Out University A Conversation E ditor s note: In 1873 when California s flagship public university moved to itspresent location, then part of Oakland Township, the edges of its campus wereopen to the ranchland surrounding it. The university profoundly shaped the city that incorporated...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 94–99.
Published: 01 September 2016
... humanities seeks deep understanding through the shared actions of scholars and citizens moving within and between cities. Rather than urban solutions per se, the projects are offered as public propositions that will evolve through itera- tions that may lead to more permanent change. If the urban humanities...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 68–79.
Published: 01 September 2016
... one of a number of lawsuits at the Albany waterfront, where advocates for the environment faced off with advocates for social justice and for the human and canine right to public space. The conservationists argued that the garbage, drugs, and residents dogs made visitors feel unsafe and damaged the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 100–109.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Jonathan Banfill; Angélica Becerra; Jeannette Mundy What role should California’s public universities play in addressing borders—transnational, as well as those among and within cities? This essay highlights the need to develop tools that will enable alternative way to produce knowledge—one that...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 58–67.
Published: 01 September 2016
... operation of land markets, you ll usually end up producing the opposite result from what you intended. Over time, for instance, improvements in urban public space raise home values and tend to become amenity subsidies for wealthier people. In dynamic land markets and central locations, nonprofits can t...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 18–24.
Published: 01 September 2016
... tuned to the political current, and I imagine the exhaustion and stress that comes with having to become a public personage, even though the writ- ing may have begun with an image, a sentence, a story, or a scene and a question about why. So speaking about enor- mous themes makes me nervous. I didn...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 32–39.
Published: 01 September 2016
... longer than their formal counterparts, anti-memorialization moves these informal memorials into the contemporary reality of a digitally networked world, pushing private mourning to public activism. Among these informal efforts reflecting ongoing calls for justice, one piece, part of an exhibit sponsored...