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Building Cities and Settlements in the Desert

David Sims and Timothy Mitchell

in Egypt's Desert Dreams: Development or Disaster?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166686
eISBN:
9781617976544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166686.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter looks at the preoccupation of the Egyptian government with creating new towns and other settlements in the desert (twenty-two and counting), and the failure of these new settlements in ... More


Cities and their adversaries, 1150–1300

Tom Scott

in The City-State in Europe, 1000-1600: Hinterland, Territory, Region

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199274604
eISBN:
9780191738685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274604.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The chapter examines central and northern Italian cities as peace‐keepers and power‐brokers in the political turmoil caused by the conflict between empire and papacy. It reassesses the role of the ... More


Unity and Division

R. A. Houston

in Social Change in the Age of Enlightenment: Edinburgh 1660–1760

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204381
eISBN:
9780191676222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204381.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses and attempts to assess what divided the society of Edinburgh and what united it. It looks at how the relative importance of cohesive and divisive forces changed in the century ... More


International Initiatives and Building a Legacy

Kristin E. Larsen

in Community Architect: The Life and Vision of Clarence S. Stein

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501702464
eISBN:
9781501706141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702464.003.0008
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter considers Clarence Samuel Stein's legacy as a community architect, along with his postwar engagement in international initiatives in town planning. In the years after World War II, Stein ... More


Land and People, c. 1685

J. H. Andrews

in A New History of Ireland: Early Modern Ireland 1534-1691

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199562527
eISBN:
9780191701849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562527.003.0018
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the land system and urban and rural settlements in Ireland. Ulster had long been placed well below the national average in both economic promise and performance, but by the ... More


The discourses of order and modernisation

Mark Hampton

in Hong Kong and British Culture, 1945-97

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099236
eISBN:
9781526104373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099236.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Coexisting with the laissez-faire discourse described in chapter two, British accounts of Hong Kong—including official ones—also emphasized modernization. Above all, this meant containing the ... More


Practicing Utopia: An Intellectual History of the New Town Movement

Rosemary Wakeman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226346038
eISBN:
9780226346175
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226346175.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book investigates the golden age of new town building in the mid to late twentieth century. It argues that the magnitudeof new town construction, its geographic extent, and the discourse about ... More


Town, Village and Country

Oliver H. Creighton, Duncan W. Wright, Michael Fradley, and Steven Trick

in Anarchy: War and Status in 12th-Century Landscapes of Conflict

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781781382424
eISBN:
9781786943996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382424.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter turns to consider the effects of the conflict on the urban and rural landscape. Despite the almost twenty-year duration of the civil war, its impacts on landscape and townscape had very ... More


The Troubled Passage from ‘Village Communities’ to Planned New Town Developments in Mid-Twentieth-Century South Asia

William J. Glover

in Ecologies of Urbanism in India: Metropolitan Civility and Sustainability

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139767
eISBN:
9789888180714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139767.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter historicizes contemporary questions about environmental sustainability and urban ecology in Indian cities. It begins by asking how comprehensive town planning came to form a locus of ... More


Elusive happiness: screening France’s new towns after 1968

Derek Schilling

in Screening the Paris suburbs: From the silent era to the 1990s

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526106858
eISBN:
9781526135995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526106858.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Modern French town planning discourse was predicated on the idea that better architecture made for better, happier citizens, with rational architectural principles as the means to a fully realised ... More


Land politics

Brian Lund

in Housing Politics in the United Kingdom: Power, Planning and Protest

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447327073
eISBN:
9781447327097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327073.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter explores political conflicts over the land issue. It examines the role of land value in house prices over time, the thinking underlying Henry George’s land tax proposal, the fate of the ... More


The endogenous dynamics of urban renewal and gentrification in Seoul

Seong-Kyu Ha

in Global gentrifications: Uneven development and displacement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447313472
eISBN:
9781447313502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447313472.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter discusses the endogenous dynamics of urban renewal in Seoul, South Korea, and terms it ‘renewal-induced gentrification’. Seoul has been witnessing one of the world’s most aggressive ... More


The Research Sites and Methods

Japonica Brown-Saracino

in A Neighborhood That Never Changes: Gentrification, Social Preservation, and the Search for Authenticity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226076621
eISBN:
9780226076645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226076645.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the gentrification of four sites: two Chicago neighborhoods (Andersonville and Argyle) and two small New England towns (Dresden, Maine; and Provincetown, Massachusetts). ... More


Trials in Corridor City Planning

Royce Hanson

in Suburb: Planning Politics and the Public Interest

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705250
eISBN:
9781501708084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705250.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the problems that arose during the planning and development of three corridor cities in Montgomery County: Rockville, Gaithersburg, and Germantown. The idea of corridor cities ... More


The Sangamo Frontier: History and Archaeology in the Shadow of Lincoln

Robert Mazrim

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226514246
eISBN:
9780226514239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226514239.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

When Abraham Lincoln moved to Illinois' Sangamo Country in 1831, he found a pioneer community transforming from a cluster of log houses along an ancient trail to a community of new towns and state ... More


Old cities, new towns: criminality and cruelty

Paul Newland

in British films of the 1970s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719082252
eISBN:
9781781705049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082252.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the ways in which a range of films shot in New Towns or other suburban locations in Britain during the 1970s offer evidence of shifts in representations of criminal behaviour ... More


Building the New Jerusalem – vision and reality

Anne Power and John Houghton

in Jigsaw cities: Big places, small spaces

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346599
eISBN:
9781447302636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346599.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter looks at why Britain failed to build a New Jerusalem after the Second World War, using the blunt tools of the bulldozer and high-rise building in green fields. It also explores the ... More


Real Democracy: The New England Town Meeting and How It Works

Frank M. Bryan

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226077963
eISBN:
9780226077987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226077987.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Relying on a collection of more than three decades of firsthand research, this book examines one of the purest forms of American democracy, the New England town meeting. At these meetings, usually ... More


Unfinished Utopia: Nowa Huta, Stalinism, and Polish Society, 1949-56

Katherine Lebow

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451249
eISBN:
9780801468865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451249.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book is a social and cultural history of Nowa Huta, dubbed Poland's “first socialist city” by Communist propaganda of the 1950s. Work began on the new town, located on the banks of the Vistula ... More


Apprenticeship

Kevin Winkler

in Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199336791
eISBN:
9780190841478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199336791.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter describes Bob Fosse’s first four Broadway shows, which he worked on with George Abbott or Jerome Robbins, both of whom proved important mentors to the young choreographer. This ... More


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