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Transportation and Revolt: Pigeons, Mules, Canals, and the Vanishing Geographies of Subversive Mobility

Jacob Shell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029339
eISBN:
9780262330404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029339.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

What sorts of transportation technologies and methods of conveyance have political regimes associated with the movement of weapons, papers, or people for political subversion and revolt? In an era ... More


US and EU Laws and Policies Compared

Cinnamon Piñon Carlarne

in Climate Change Law and Policy: EU and US Perspectives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199553419
eISBN:
9780191594984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553419.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Private International Law

The disparities—both perceived and real—between US and EU responses to climate change play a central role in defining the political parameters of on-going negotiations over a post-Kyoto agreement. ... More


Global Cities: Urban Environments in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China

Robert Gottlieb and Simon Ng

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035910
eISBN:
9780262338868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035910.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

During the past four decades Los Angeles and Hong Kong have come to play a critical role in the flow of goods, people, and capital; in the changes in production and consumption; and in the urban ... More


The Bigger Picture: Integrated Multiscale Models

Roger White, Guy Engelen, and Inge Uljee

in Modeling Cities and Regions As Complex Systems: From Theory to Planning Applications

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029568
eISBN:
9780262331371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029568.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Spatial structure is the result of locational decisions reflecting criteria operating at a variety of scales. Thus the CA land use model is augmented with a regionalized, spatial interaction based ... More


Airport Urbanism: Infrastructure and Mobility in Asia

Max Hirsh

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816696093
eISBN:
9781452955148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696093.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Airport Urbanism studies the exponential leap of global air traffic since the 1980s and its implications for the planning and designing of five East and Southeast Asian cities. Focusing on the ... More


The Routes Not Taken: A Trip Through New York City's Unbuilt Subway System

Joseph B. Raskin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823253692
eISBN:
9780823261109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253692.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Routes Not Built discusses the unrealized plans to extend New York City’s subway and commuter rail system beyond the limits of the system as it now exists. It examines the reasons why the transit ... More


Other Plans, Other Lines, Other Issues in the Postwar Years

Joseph B. Raskin

in The Routes Not Taken: A Trip Through New York City's Unbuilt Subway System

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823253692
eISBN:
9780823261109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253692.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 10 studies the various plans that were issued for the expansion of the subway system following the end of World War 2. It was a period in which the public transit system did not expand to ... More


What Happened to the Rest of the System?

Joseph B. Raskin

in The Routes Not Taken: A Trip Through New York City's Unbuilt Subway System

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823253692
eISBN:
9780823261109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253692.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Routes Not Taken concludes with a discussion of the people most responsible for the growth of the transit system to what it is today, as well as why it has taken so long for it to further expand. ... More


Building the Line That Almost Never Was

Joseph B. Raskin

in The Routes Not Taken: A Trip Through New York City's Unbuilt Subway System

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823253692
eISBN:
9780823261109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253692.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 9 is a discussion of the efforts to build the 2nd Avenue Subway. It traces that line’s history from its initial proposal as part of the 1929 Board of Transportation plan through the modern ... More


Riding the Jet Stream

Amy L. Fraher

in The Next Crash: How Short-Term Profit Seeking Trumps Airline Safety

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452857
eISBN:
9780801470493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452857.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This chapter examines safety issues, centered on inefficient air traffic control systems, and antiquated regulations that continue to plague the U.S. airline industry. It first provides a historical ... More


The Wild West: Historical Setting

Annalies Corbin and Bradley A. Rodgers

in The Steamboat Montana and the Opening of the West: History, Excavation, and Architecture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032542
eISBN:
9780813039244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032542.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The first steamboat on the Missouri River was the Independence, which traveled over 200 miles (321.9 km) above St. Louis in 1819. By the 1850s and 1860s, Montana Territory's newly discovered gold ... More


Transportation across Intermediate States of Matter

Jacob Shell

in Transportation and Revolt: Pigeons, Mules, Canals, and the Vanishing Geographies of Subversive Mobility

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029339
eISBN:
9780262330404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029339.003.0002
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The chapter links the topic of subversive transportation to a discussion of physical geography. Political regimes may perceive some geophysical settings as especially resistant to road-building ... More


Chenangoes: The Replanning of Freight Flows in New York City

Jacob Shell

in Transportation and Revolt: Pigeons, Mules, Canals, and the Vanishing Geographies of Subversive Mobility

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029339
eISBN:
9780262330404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029339.003.0004
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The preceding chapters of the book are primarily focused on rural or inter-urban transportation. This final chapter suggests that, at least in some places, top-down fears of patterns of subversive ... More


The Great War and its Aftermath

Jon R. Huibregtse

in American Railroad Labor and the Genesis of the New Deal, 1919–1935

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034652
eISBN:
9780813038544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034652.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The chapter examines the railroad industry during World War I, the benefits the war brought railroaders, and the debate that surrounded the railroad industry as federal control drew to a conclusion ... More


Imagining More Communitarian Infrastructures and Organizations

Taylor Dotson

in Technically Together: Reconstructing Community in a Networked World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036382
eISBN:
9780262340861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036382.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter investigates the possibilities for better supporting more communitarian infrastructure and organizations. Community energy progresses too slowly because of an uncertain policy ... More


Traveling and the Neighborhood

Anna Servaes

in "Franco-American Identity, Community, and La Guiannée"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628462104
eISBN:
9781626745599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462104.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter explores the traveling aspect of the Guiannée through its use of modern transportation, the bus, and its ability to reach a larger, more dispersed community. Historically, several ... More


Introduction California Welcomes the World

Jessica B. Teisch

in Engineering Nature: Water, Development, and the Global Spread of American Environmental Expertise

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834435
eISBN:
9781469603513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878019_teisch.4
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book begins with San Francisco's Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915. The state's nineteenth-century dream had rested on anti-industrial and agrarian themes, but the 1915 exposition ... More


Kentucky's Frontier Highway: Historical Landscapes along the Maysville Road

Karl Raitz and Robert Roland-Holst

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813136646
eISBN:
9780813141343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136646.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Two overland routes provided eighteenth-century migrants from the middle Atlantic coast access to the Ohio River valley's fertile Kentucky country. A southern route, the Wilderness Road, crossed ... More


A Valley Divided:: Transportation Difficulties

David E. Mills

in Dividing the Nile: Egypt's Economic Nationalists in the Sudan 1918-56

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166389
eISBN:
9781617975882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166389.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the means of transportation between Egyptian and Sudanese regions, ranging from ground and riverine to maritime capabilities. Initial attention to rates, inspections, and ... More


Coming to Kentucky

Karl Raitz and Nancy O’Malley

in Kentucky's Frontier Highway: Historical Landscapes along the Maysville Road

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813136646
eISBN:
9780813141343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136646.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The Maysville Road fomented political policy and economic development. Innovative road building technology was demonstrated by its construction, and it prompted new cultural landscapes. For these ... More


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