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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 110–119.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Walter Hood; Shannon Jackson From their origins, the University of California, Berkeley and The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) were established in different geographical, cultural, and political contexts. In a course sponsored by the Global Urban Humanities Initiative, artist, designer and...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 58–64.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., espe- cially in Japan, where forests of towers, falling as suddenly as they rise, act as ever-changing vertical streets sprouting from ever-changing horizontal ones. For all its appeal in the imagination, the city of houses has one big problem: it doesn t exist. Building and preserv- ing a city of...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 130–136.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the Waters Treasure Island, then, now, and again A t its lowest points, the levee ringing the former naval station of TreasureIsland clears the lapping brackish waters of San Francisco Bay by about fourfeet during the highest tides.1 According to current sea-level-rise projections, the bay could...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 1–3.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Boom Staff Capsule reviews of five new books dealing with science in—and the science of—California. © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 books book reviews Seeing Like a Rover Janet Vertesi The Oyster Wars Summer Brennan The Rise and Fall of Urban Economics...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 113–121.
Published: 01 September 2014
... coastal fog, and the hard dusty trail falls into a shady oasis of ferns and towering redwoods. In Los Angeles, even a tiny gap in the cement channel of the LA River bursts forth with life, forming an unexpected Photograph by NOAA Fisheries West Coast. BOOM | F A L L 20 14 115 urban oasis in the middle of...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 43–54.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Rachel Brahinsky This article considers how the recent Bay Area turmoil spurred by the technology boom and its attendant housing crisis has revived age-old tensions over regionalism and ethics in urban politics. The author looks at activist tendencies evident in the rise of an “ethical city...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 3–6.
Published: 01 June 2014
... flies trapped in amber. Protestors long fought the Manhattanization of San Francisco not wanting to see their mostly low-rise city dominated by high rises and dark urban canyons. Instead they re getting the other kind of Manhattanization a play- ground for the rich with little room for the artists...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 7–19.
Published: 01 June 2014
... yet another way as a more intensified clash in the global conflict between the haves and have-nots as the economic middle gets hollowed out, and we have rising economic inequality. And it s a clash of values. In a way, it s all those stories and more than you can tell. I don t think one framework...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 73–78.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Dream into a coherent narrative than historian Kevin Starr. His Americans and the California Dream series of seven books tells the story of the state s long rise and sharp fall using a dream motif, as illustrated in his book titles: Inventing the Dream, The Dream Endures, Embattled Dreams, and so on. It...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 12–26.
Published: 01 December 2013
... filmed here writers and filmmakers have been exploring the future through California sets for decades. In the early days of big-budget sci-fi, New York often embodied the worst fears about society, urban living, and technology: Soylent Green (1972), Escape from New York (1981), and others capitalized on...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 46–53.
Published: 01 December 2013
... embrace communal projects he writes. Mayne and Never Built s co-curators Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin agree that, for better or worse, large-scale projects in Los Angeles tend to rise and fall on the often bizarre whims of developers and moneymen. While there will be plenty of fodder for the 2050 editions...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 35–45.
Published: 01 December 2013
... there has always been something fringe about displaying excessive optimism or fear for things to come. But futurism in California has enjoyed increasingly frequent and successful bids for mainstream attention. The rise of organized and professionalized forms of futurism, beginning in the 1960s, was...
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Boom (2013) 3 (2): 52–71.
Published: 01 July 2013
... feel particularly connected to the larger urban center of San Diego.4 Instead, they primarily identify with members of their local community and have developed a sense of citizenship surrounding that membership. In many ways, the community is representative of suburban areas throughout the South and...
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Boom (2013) 3 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., and heavily policed spaces. To many archi- tectural and urban critics, Citywalk s success demonstrates the total absorption of public life by private enterprise15 In Los Angeles, a dominant class of city developers, polit- ical officials, and transnational capital have led the way for the rise of such...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 18–26.
Published: 01 December 2012
... in the streets, the land, or the business buildings and homes. But beyond these common themes I was looking for representation of our nation s diversity as well. I wanted to use both color and geographical markers, weather and architecture to build out a feeling of America so you see urban areas...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 45–61.
Published: 01 October 2012
... artists whose work has altered, lyrically and jarringly, urban and rural spaces and has sometimes shifted social, ecological, and political consciousness. Buddhism, too, is familiar in California, not merely in Beat, new age, and commercialized forms but in the state s many Buddhist religious communities...
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Boom (2012) 2 (2): 82–85.
Published: 01 June 2012
... the Golden Coast Sacred topographies Boom0202_09.indd 82 07/06/12 2:25 PM boom | s u mm E r 2 012 83 others rise and fall. Fortunately, several new books on religion in California take on the challenge to display the facets of our visionary state in all their contrasting forms. What we find, it...
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Boom (2012) 2 (1): 78–90.
Published: 03 March 2012
..., and the supply margins are only getting thinner with a re- duction in artificial transfers to the basin.14 It might be tempting to villainize urban water users as oblivious consumers of natural resources, but Californians looking to place blame should keep in mind that they almost certainly fall into...
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Boom (2012) 2 (1): 1–16.
Published: 03 March 2012
... entrepreneurial traditions, strikingly juxtaposed as they are with the Bay Area s breezy liberalism. The juxtaposition furnishes a context for that intersection of humanities and sciences in Californian design, strung through the region s low-rise urban centers and low-density suburbs. A culture of connection...
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Boom (2011) 1 (2): 75–81.
Published: 01 May 2011
... feel of the low-rise, lushly landscaped world of Silicon Valley in unlikely places. The globe has become dotted with nouveau Silicon Valleys, Forests, Hills, Orchards, Seaboards, and Fens. In the process, the Valley joined Hollywood as a powerfully alluring symbol of California, becoming global...