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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 120–128.
Published: 01 September 2016
...? 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 porous nature. Porosity that is, the ability to breath in and out, to open up to the world, and to rapidly and...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 95–102.
Published: 01 September 2014
...D.J. Waldie This essay considers the fluid lines between history, nature, and the urban realm. Beginning with land cultivated by the Bixby family near Long Beach, California from 1878 into the mid-twentieth century, Waldie discusses how the landscape has changed by the Bixbys and those who came...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 70–75.
Published: 01 September 2014
... meaningful break from everyday life, and also to efforts to rewild cities so that urban dwellers no longer need to escape to find nature. © 2014 by the Regents of the University of California 2014 John Muir camping Yosemite recreation backpacking car camping pilgrimage nature wilderness...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 62–78.
Published: 01 October 2012
... rapidly than either natural features or urban architecture/infrastructure. They stand forth as place turned into media message, complicated by their fluctuating information. Boom0203_07.indd 63 20/09/12 5:36 PM Boom0203_07.indd 64 20/09/12 5:36 PM boom | fa l l 2 012 65 Instead of rebelling against...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 92–98.
Published: 01 December 2016
... bender a 169-year binge lubricated by gold, cattle, wheat, oil, sub-urban housing, the Cold War, and a marketing campaign of seductive power. At every stage of its history, each of the state s exploitable ecologies has been dressed up as another paradise, pandering to the latest wave of hopelessly...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 70–73.
Published: 01 December 2016
... multiple events in the metropolitan areas to reach differ- ent audiences. This second goal is easier since so many invitations come from urban areas. The key is to focus on invitations that reach different communities. Boom: Why is poetry significant, and why does it matter in today s society? Gioia...
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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): 28–33.
Published: 01 December 2016
... agricultural era, the era of urbanization through dams, aqueducts and reservoirs; or the interaction of nature and technology; or a pursuit of pure science anchored in nineteenth-century astronomy. I am not suggesting cause and effect here but, rather, paradigms that repeat themselves. Boom: What role do...
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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): v–vi.
Published: 01 September 2016
... spaces and for the urban nature, humans, and other creatures that make these places their home. Now it s to you, our readers, that we submit these rich approaches, which beautifully explore and richly display both what the urban humanities may mean for the university, for our cities, and for our shared...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 12–17.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Dana Cuff; Jennifer Wolch Creative practices are needed to address the range of issues that confront contemporary cities—issues of social justice, economic development, and environmental quality. Urban humanities emphasize innovative methods and practices, which evolve along with shifting...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 4–11.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Anthony Cascardi; Michael Dear Efforts in the university that fly under the ‘‘urban humanities’’ flag represent larger phenomena that have emerged across humanistic disciplines for the past two decades. Hybrid initiatives have appeared alongside broad interdisciplinary efforts highlighting...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 58–67.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., Jennifer Wolch, into his San Diego home to discuss his career, his writings, and his erstwhile and ongoing efforts to understand Los Angeles. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 City of Quartz The Ecology of Fear dystopianism Los Angeles LA School of Urbanism...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 68–79.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Berkeley students and Bulb residents to apply techniques of ethnography, contemporary archaeology, oral history, participatory mapping, mobile apps, botany, architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning to the study of the Bulb. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016...
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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 (3): 40–49.
Published: 01 September 2016
... its windswept dunes into parks and urban neighbor- hoods, it dammed the Tuolumne River in the Sierra Neva- da s Hetch Hetchy Valley, drowning a valley as spectacular as Yosemite s. Starting in 1934, it brought the Sierra snow- melt through 160 miles of aqueducts to a reservoir south of the city and...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 18–24.
Published: 01 September 2016
... most certainly experimental. Between her transnational history, her role as a maker, and the strong spatiality of her writing, Yamashita’s insights have shaped the way urban humanities are practiced. Her landmark 1997 novel, Tropic of Orange , has become a key text and model for creative practice for...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 March 2016
... spring, go to openstreetsproject.org. Take a tour. A nature walk with a well-worn field guide in hand is a time-tested way to revel in blossoming springtime. But it s just as fine a time to explore the urban core of California s cities with a knowledgeable guide, when rain- washed streets aren t too...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 58–64.
Published: 01 March 2016
... those houses as part of what holds Los Angeles and other Californian cities back from classically urban levels of density and functionality. He argues that the “house culture” instilled by the Case Study houses and other single-use, single-family-house-oriented forms of residential architecture have...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 45–50.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the near future will demand that the freeway landscape provide more to cities, people, and the environment. If you look at all these natural systems, freeways are going to have to become more accountable to them in a more rigorous way Kaliski says. This fits into the ethos of landscape urbanism, a...