The American cities and technology reader : wilderness to wired city / edited by Gerrylynn K. Roberts

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Subjects: Technology--Social aspects--United States--History
Urbanization--United States--History
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: London ; New York : Routledge in association with The Open University, 1999
Series: cities and technology series
LC Classification: T
Physical Description: ix, 309 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm
Table of Contents: List of figures and tables
Introduction 1
1. The Indian Legacy in the American Landscape / Karl W. Butzer 3
2. Spanish Legacy in the Borderlands / David Hornbeck 17
3. The Laws of the Indies / John W. Reps 25
4. St. Augustine, Florida / John W. Reps 28
5. Mission, Presidio and Pueblo in California / John W. Reps 32
6. French Landscapes in North America / Cole Harris 38
7. New Orleans / John W. Reps 44
8. The Northeast and the Making of American Geographical Habits / Peirce F. Lewis 49
9. Timber Framing in Colonial America / Carl W. Condit 62
10. Masonry Construction in Colonial America / Carl W. Condit 71
11. Chicago: Nature's Metropolis / William Cronon 75
12. Comparative Perspectives on Transit in Europe and the United States, 1850-1914 / John P. McKay 88
13. The Trolley and Suburbanization / Kenneth T. Jackson 98
14. The Revolution in Street Pavements, 1880-1924 / Clay McShane 107
15. The Decentralization of Los Angeles during the 1920s / Mark S. Foster 117
16. The Minimum House / Greg Hise 126
17. Light, Height, and Site: the skyscraper in Chicago / Carol Willis 139
18. Decisions about Wastewater Technology, 1850-1932 / Joel Tarr 154
19. Refuse Pollution and Municipal Reform: the waste problem in America, 1880-1917 / Martin Melosi 163
20. "The Best Lighted City in the World": the construction of a nocturnal landscape in Chicago / Mark J. Bouman 173
21. Regional Planning for the Great American Metropolis: New York between the World Wars / David A. Johnson 188
22. Transport: maker and breaker of cities / Colin Clark 196
23. Order in Diversity: community without propinquity / Melvin W. Webber 201
24. Squaring the Circle: can we resolve the Clarkian paradox? / Peter Hall 211
25. New Highways / James Martin 225
26. Telecommunications and the Changing Geographies of Knowledge Transmission in the Late Twentieth Century / Barney Warf 230
27. Cities and their Airports: policy formation, 1926-1952 / Paul Barrett 247
28. The Growth of the City / Ernest W. Burgess 259
29. Boston's Highway 128: high-technology reindustrialization / Manuel Castells, Peter Hall 264
30. The Role of Information Technology in the Planning and Development of Singapore / Kenneth E. Corey 272
31. Continuity and Change in Conceptions of the Wired City / William H. Dutton, Jay G. Blumler, Kenneth L. Kraemer 280
Acknowledgements 289
Index 291
Alternate Titles: Cover title: American cities & technology reader
Additional Authors: Roberts, Gerrylynn K
Notes: LCCN: 98042028
ISBN: 0415200857 (hb)
ISBN: 0415200865 (pb)
ISBN: 0415200830
ISBN: 0415200849 (pbk.)
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 39875175
ISBN/ISSN: 0415200857
0415200865
0415200830
0415200849