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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 4–11.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., simultaneous engagement with social theory, human experience, and social action. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 Humanities Global Urban Humanities GeoHumanities university Urban Humanities cities manifesto transdisciplinary investigations Photograph courtesy of...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 25–31.
Published: 01 September 2016
... possible while pulling from sites and places where we live, requiring ongoing work at all levels of society. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 speculative reasoning performances immanent speculation decolonization academic speculation urban theory jonathan crisman...
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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 (3): 94–99.
Published: 01 September 2016
...-century versions of comparative urban- ism generally spanned vastly different cities by relying on the cotemporaneous theories of modernity and develop- ment.3 Urban anthropology, history, geography, ecology, and sociology were born from their parent disciplines to conceptualize and even promulgate a more...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 80–83.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Cityscapes, offered Fall 2015, aiming to collect data about human activities too often ignored. As part of the interdisciplinary UC Berkeley Global Urban Humanities Initiative, the class aimed to harness methods not just from city planning, engineering, and architecture, but from the humanistic disciplines...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 32–39.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of urban space is fragmented into disconnected islands of community, what does a mass shooting in San Bernardino, at the urban periphery, mean to someone living in the city of Los Angeles proper? How do Angelenos process an act of violence toward a queer, primarily Puerto Rican, community at an...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): v–vi.
Published: 01 March 2016
... these systems. That s software. This creative recoding runs through this issue of Boom. You can see it in the changes coming to water and energy management, planning and zoning, housing and transportation, agriculture and open space, from urban neigh- borhoods to our international border, from Oroville...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 14–19.
Published: 01 March 2015
... growing in the most incongruous locations but rarely do I navigate my city with a car, and I almost never see the beach. Many, if not most, Angelenos inhabit this city, an exciting one for a devotee of urbanism such as myself. But it is certainly not the place conjured by the California dream so...
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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): 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 (2013) 3 (4): 54–66.
Published: 01 December 2013
... indigenous peoples, immigrant groups, rural-to-urban migrants, and the rural and urban poor, they are labor-intensive strategies that often emerge more out of necessity and tradition than theory or ideology. They are passed down orally and through collective memory, and recorded, if at all, through...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 12–26.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Alliance s victory over the high-tech weaponry of the Empire doubles that impact. The spiritual code of the force seems most at home in natural settings, far from the corrupt, urban center of the Galactic Empire. Here, the force is basically an otherworldy export of Gaia theory, and the utopian planets of...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 35–45.
Published: 01 December 2013
...-scale urban farming, and synthetic biologists convinced that their own emerging field would usher in a future in which we use artificial organisms as an engineering substrate in place of steel, concrete, or silicone. And I met a great many self- described makers who spent their spare time working with...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 3–11.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., and it was kind of urban. Utopia was thought of as a humanist space, but when you think of humans as part of a much larger set of life forms, then you get to a utopia that includes it all and is a process. I haven t actually written the novel that would put all of this together, because each of my...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 85–100.
Published: 01 December 2013
... transportation in 2050? Sperling: Less urban sprawl so that it is much easier to use neighborhood electric vehicles, biking and walking for local trips. The small electric vehicles might be automated and would operate on electrified lightweight tracks that can be constructed easily and cheaply because the cars...
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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 (2): 34–51.
Published: 01 July 2013
... limited to two terms. The California Poet Laure- ate s mission is to advocate for the art of poetry in class- rooms and boardrooms across the state . . . to educate all Californians During a two-year term, the Poet Laureate provides six public readings in urban and rural locations across California...
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Boom (2013) 3 (1): 41–49.
Published: 01 May 2013
... rural poor to relocate to urban areas for better work prospects; the unintended consequences of Proposi- tion 13; or Proposition 98 s failure to fully address those Auberry Elementary, rear elevation. PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF BUD OLSON. Auberry Elementary, front elevation. PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF BUD OLSON...
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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...