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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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