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Boom (2013) 3 (2): 52–71.
Published: 01 July 2013
... involvement. © 2013 by the Regents of the University of California 2013 citizenship suburb San Diego southern California suburban scott vandehey Civics in the Suburbs Where NIMBYism reflects community A new approach to citizen activism is steadily gaining strength among suburban communities. It...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 20–23.
Published: 01 June 2014
... responding to the city’s affordability crisis by having fewer babies or by moving to the suburbs. But in an equally potent trend for the city’s future, overseas Chinese investment activity in San Francisco’s real estate is at a fever pitch. What no one doubts in San Francisco—in either the corridors of power...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 92–98.
Published: 01 December 2016
... course, that the success in getting so much from California has been turned into so much loss. Californians tend to use the state s compromised environment as the screen on which to project what they can no longer find in California something missing from becoming Californian and the suburbs, the traffic...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 58–67.
Published: 01 September 2016
... project was demonstrating the feasibility of a community design studio that addressed the problems of older neighborhoods and suburbs. With the support of a leading activist in the Central American community, Roberto Lovato, now a well-known journalist, we focused on the Westlake [MacArthur Park] district...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 76–87.
Published: 01 March 2016
.... Peter s. Most others departed with the Italian-American population, which headed in large numbers over the Repetto Hills into the post-war suburbs of the western San Gabriel Valley. Large numbers of Armenians first began settling in this neighborhood east of Hollywood and east of East Hollywood in the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): v–vi.
Published: 01 March 2016
... infrastructure, freeways and roads, cities, towns, suburbs, and farms. Most of that hardware was built in the twentieth century, though, and it s increasingly clear it s not optimal for the challenges of the twenty-first century. So there s a lot of tinkering going on to adapt the way we think about and operate...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 24–33.
Published: 01 March 2016
... I A . COM the new code were designed to exclude large segments of the population. Zoning provided a government-backed mechanism to spatially segregate people by income and consequently by race. In Lakewood, the quintessential postwar Southern Cali- fornia suburb depicted in D.J. Waldie s Holy Land...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 4–11.
Published: 01 March 2016
... land. The prevailing eco- nomic model was based on consuming ever more water, energy, soil, and land to build big centralized projects big power plants, big oilfields and mines, big transmission sys- tems, big highway networks, big farms, big suburbs, big houses, big malls, big cities. Managing...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 45–50.
Published: 01 March 2016
... city at forty-five miles per hour writes UCLA professor Eric Avila in the exhibition catalogue Overdrive: LA Constructs the Future, 1940 1990. A masterful orchestration of trees, shrubs, grass, arched bridges, and winding pavement, the parkway was the architectural linchpin between the garden suburbs...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 34–44.
Published: 01 March 2016
... reimagined river could demonstrate: the next generation of our city, with neighborhoods linked along the way that are all part of something bigger. This would change our mindset about Los Angeles, from the fragmented metrop- olis and suburbs in search of a city to considering the city as a whole...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 64–71.
Published: 01 December 2015
... me had started a housecleaning business that employed local resi- dents. When I arrived, a Spanish-speaking congregation was using his living room as a food pantry for new immi- grants to Oakland. Dan, who had grown up in the white, middle-class San Francisco suburb of Burlingame, wanted to develop...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 24–31.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., but you never see them. Or perhaps wolves will surprise me and everyone else and push in close to human California, appear- ing on ranches, in coastal suburbs, and even in major cities. No matter where wolves live and how many there are, humans will be watching. The leaders of California s first wolf...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 64–77.
Published: 01 June 2015
... American flag stuck on top became many of the freeways, urban highrises, and sprawling suburbs that today are icons of Southern California and the new Amer- ican West. Through this project, I have discovered that while tons of ink has been spilled trying to pin down the ephemeral nature of the California...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 100–111.
Published: 01 June 2015
... artifactual world. Dawson, Brouws, and the others had studied the blank facades of the industrial parks in Irvine just south of Los Angeles photographed by Lewis Baltz, the Front Range suburbs in Colorado photographed by Robert Adams, and the typologies of Germany s blast furnaces assembled by the Bechers. So...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 20–28.
Published: 01 March 2015
... world in the San Gabriel Valley. But while true in many respects, the well-known image of the SGV as a global Asian suburb obscures a vital fact: the valley is a vibrant, sprawling, mixed-up multiethnic commu- nity with a complex, layered past.3 In those majority-Asian cities, almost one-third of the...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 14–19.
Published: 01 March 2015
... who ve never come near the state. On a group bike ride through Changwon, a suburb of Busan (South Korea s second- largest city), I struck up a conversation with a woman a few years out of college and employed at a local department store. When I told her I d come from Los Angeles, she let me in on her...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 95–105.
Published: 01 March 2015
... nostalgic stories of that California, when people worked on ranches and grizzly bears could still be found somewhere other than on the state flag. There are other people here who like the New Deal suburbs California, others who like the sixties California, and there are other people who like the nineties...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 80–87.
Published: 01 December 2014
... speculative work on longevity, transhumanism, the idea of transcending the human condition, and cryonics. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, a small so-called freezing movement emerged in the high-tech dream- land of Southern California and the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona. Cryonics relies on an...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 37–45.
Published: 01 December 2014
.... When John, Jr. married, he moved into one of the houses with his wife, Marie. They eventually had two sons of their own, William and John. All around the Kavanaghs, lots were filling in. By 1925, the neighborhood had taken the form that it still holds: a streetcar suburb with a central commercial strip...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 95–102.
Published: 01 September 2014
... our behavior. I live nowhere but in nature s suburb, just as much the crows as it s mine. I m offered every opportunity to be wrapped in everyday nature there. The Place Where You Are. Bixby Hill and Graywood Ave- nue, otherwise so different, share a characteristic of authentic places. They both...