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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 62–67.
Published: 01 June 2014
... Francisco and their jobs in Silicon Valley. It shows that tech companies, in their libertarian, do-it-yourself way, have solved the transit problem for themselves, not waiting for a potentially time-consuming, representative political process to do the job. That, the author argues, shows a failure of belief...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 76–80.
Published: 01 September 2015
... tipping point, and notions of personal identity are discussed. © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 Vaccination debate information deficit model affective tipping point zealots changing minds vaccine legislation jennifer ouellette It Takes a Phase Transition How to...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 81–85.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Jacob Ward A personal essay on the author’s transition from editor of Popular Science magazine to science reporter for Al Jazeera America, the television channel. He finds that the new role—and good science reporting generally—provides a lens through which to see most major news stories dominating...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 4–11.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Adam Rogers The city of Los Angeles is converting its streetlights from orange-gold sodium vapor technology to cold, white light-emitting diodes. It’s a transition that will change the color of the city at night, in a place with a long history of experimentation with artificial lighting technology...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 34–44.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Measure R transit housing architecture history climate Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti snaps a photo of musician Gabriel Kahane while Christopher Hawthorne looks on at an Occidental College event in 2014. Photograph by Marc Campos, Occidental College. christopher hawthorne The Boom Interview The...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 46–53.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Eve Bachrach This essay discusses Never Built Los Angeles and Unbuilt San Francisco , two exhibits that presented plans for neighborhoods, buildings, and transit infrastructure that were considered for each city but never built. It considers the similarities and differences that have spurred and...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 62–78.
Published: 01 October 2012
... animal habitats on moving buses promotes a complex environmental and historical message: the urban development all around us sits atop what had been the original skin of the earth. In telling the story of the animal-wrapped buses within the greater history of outdoor advertising and mass transit, I...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 1–3.
Published: 01 December 2016
... their dilemmas become ours, whether we knew before that they should be or not. After this issue, closing out the volume, Boom transitions to a revamped free and exclusively online publication at www.boomcalifornia.com. For further events and conversations, we hope you will also follow us on Twitter...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 16–27.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Mexicans fleeing the Mexican Revolution of the 1910s and Puerto Ricans transitioning from jobs on Hawaiian plantations during the 1920s.8 After World War II, increasing rents in North Beach and urban development pushed Latinos to the South of Market Street Area (SoMA) and the Mission. The German, Irish...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 39–51.
Published: 01 December 2016
... home. Mean- while, Los Angeles, post-1984 Summer Olympics, seemed to be in the middle of another transition, ceding old notions of itself calling it community redevelopment and urban renewal I watched the key elements that had made up my relatives West pace, space, and a certain gentility begin...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 120–128.
Published: 01 September 2016
... and the ambitions of developers, city planners, busi- ness leaders, transit authorities, and government policies. These community organizations work on literacy, housing, green space, transportation, and activist visual arts, respec- tively, trying to find ethical, ground-up ways to enact change...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 68–79.
Published: 01 September 2016
... threatened species is displacement of underva- lued species a kind of gentrification?What rules should apply in a park that has been so neglected by the agencies in charge of it that the users have taken over maintenance and estab- lished their own norms? The Bulb is a place in transition to what, it is not...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 1–3.
Published: 01 June 2016
... three times bigger than it was. In his review for the San Francisco Chronicle, architecture critic John King sees the new building through many lenses as a symbol of wealth, or a manifestation of the tech boom, or the final step in this part of town s half-century transition from Skid Row to a posh...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 52–56.
Published: 01 June 2016
..., she enrolled in a prison-run program that provided transitional housing and emotional support; it also helped her navigate the court process to regain custody of her daughter. Sultano states, I used to be a person who pointed fingers at others for my problems, but through the programs offered by...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 45–50.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., free- ways, and interstates that followed. The transition from parkway to freeway was actually quite fast in LA. Thanks to the 1933 National Industrial Recovery Act, funding for road building was shifted from the local level to the federal level, and New Deal programs made significant amounts of that...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): v–vi.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Pearson, via Flickr. transportation, with roads and highways ever more clogged, while mass-transit rider- ship declines, and a high-speed rail system that might better connect California some- day is still having trouble even laying track. Or will all the tinkering, all the kludges, all the workarounds as...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 51–57.
Published: 01 March 2016
... more affordable housing to an already highly walkable, transit- accessible neighborhood of LA, where it is actually possible to live without a car. The neighbors did not share my enthusiasm. Eyesore one snorted when I ran into him strolling the block. He didn t like the contemporary style, but mostly...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 4–11.
Published: 01 March 2016
... matches California for the comprehensiveness of its approach and the speed of the economic transition it has fostered. But even for a skeptical reporter who s been on the fron- tlines of fierce contests for resources globally for decades, and who s encountered corruption and government mis- management at...
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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 (2016) 6 (1): 58–64.
Published: 01 March 2016
... liberation but dour obligation. You may not want to drive, but you ve got to do it to get from your single-family house, a dwelling by its very nature not serviceable by rapid transit, to wherever you re going. What holds Los Angeles back, then, isn t a car culture but the house culture that necessitates the...