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Urban Stories: Caesarea, Sepphoris, Gaza

Hagith Sivan

in Palestine in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199284177
eISBN:
9780191712555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284177.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on the urban landscape in Caesarea Maritima (capital of Palestine), Sepphoris, and Gaza in late antiquity. Caesarea's gates, the scene of unburied and mutilated corpses of ... More


The Beginnings of Urbanization in Rome

Christopher Smith

in Mediterranean Urbanization 800-600 BC

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263259
eISBN:
9780191734618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263259.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter examines the urbanization process in Rome based on archaeological evidence. Archaeological attention has been refocused on Rome because the question of the reliability of our sources for ... More


Movement, Sound, and Body in the Postapartheid City

Thomas Blom Hansen

in Melancholia of Freedom: Social Life in an Indian Township in South Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152950
eISBN:
9781400842612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152950.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the rise of new forms of cultural mobility in the postapartheid city, particularly, the rise of the kombi taxi and its massive sound system as the most striking innovation in ... More


| | Patterns and Prospects

in Grounds for Review: The Garden Festival in Urban Planning and Design

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235392
eISBN:
9781846314643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235392.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter identifies common themes, universal concepts, and traditions as well as emergent trends in garden festivals. The focus is on the open space production of these events. A key question is ... More


‘Tu eras de mentira e ambígua’: images of women and the city in Sevilha andando and Andando Sevilha

Sara Brandellero

in On a Knife-Edge: The Poetry of João Cabral de Melo Neto

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589524
eISBN:
9780191595462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589524.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter analyses João Cabral's collections Sevilha andando and Andando Sevilha. Often juxtaposed to the North-East, the city of Seville featured prominently in Cabral's œuvre as an embodiment of ... More


Strangers and Visitors: Or, The Impossibility of Tourism in American Cities, 1830s–1870s

Catherine Cocks

in Doing the Town: The Rise of Urban Tourism in the United States, 1850-1915

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227460
eISBN:
9780520926493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227460.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter talks about the thousands of Americans, along with immigrants from Ireland, Germany, and a slew of other countries, who contributed to the unprecedented rate of urban growth in the ... More


Constructed Spaces: Landscapes of Everyday Life and Ritual

Michael Dietler

in Archaeologies of Colonialism: Consumption, Entanglement, and Violence in Ancient Mediterranean France

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520265516
eISBN:
9780520947948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265516.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The colonial encounter unfolded within an evolving set of interrelated material and conceptual spaces that both organized the flow of interactions and were reconfigured by the colonial experience. ... More


Urban Soils—Characterization, Pollution, and Relevance in Urban Ecosystems

Martin Sauerwein

in Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The chapter answers the question: what are urban soils? It provides a characterization of urban soils. These can be described as former natural or artificial soils with a specifically urban pattern ... More


Summary

Glenn R. Guntenspergen

in Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This section has explored how the dynamics of urban landscapes influence vegetation and wildlife, the general patterns occurring in urban habitats, and the relationships and interactions existing in ... More


Messy Urbanism: Understanding the "Other" Cities of Asia

Manish Chalana (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789888208333
eISBN:
9789888313471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208333.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

Seemingly messy and chaotic, the landscapes and urban life of cities in Asia possess an order and hierarchy which often challenge understanding and appreciation. With a cross-disciplinary group of ... More


From Ruin Aesthetics to Urban Narratives

Shuqin Cui

in Gendered Bodies: Toward a Women's Visual Art in Contemporary China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840037
eISBN:
9780824868390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840037.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The most striking thing about China's rapid transformation from state-socialism to state-capitalism is the changing landscape of urban space. The radical process of urbanization generates a dialectic ... More


Summary

Thomas Elmqvist

in Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.003.0029
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This section has examined how urban ecosystems work, how they change, and what limits their performance; how the constantly evolving urban landscapes around the world result in human modifications, ... More


Jeffersonian Urbanism: Frank Lloyd Wright, Aerial Pattern, and Broadacre City

Jason Weems

in Barnstorming the Prairies: How Aerial Vision Shaped the Midwest

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816677504
eISBN:
9781452953533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677504.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

Chapter 4 studies the impact of Midwestern aerial vision on a broader scope of 1930s landscape representation by demonstrating the central place of Midwestern image and ideology in the development of ... More


Grounds for Review: The Garden Festival in Urban Planning and Design

Andrew Theokas

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235392
eISBN:
9781846314643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314643
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Garden Festivals are more than temporary horticultural expositions. Complex and phased, these projects have additional significance as planning stratagems, reclamation projects, public art venues, ... More


Archaeologies of Colonialism: Consumption, Entanglement, and Violence in Ancient Mediterranean France

Michael Dietler

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520265516
eISBN:
9780520947948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265516.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book presents a theoretically informed, up-to-date study of interactions between indigenous peoples of Mediterranean France and Etruscan, Greek and Roman colonists during the first millennium ... More


Where Chicagoans Found Nature: An Expedition with Leonard Dubkin, Urban Ranger

Colin Fisher

in Urban Green: Nature, Recreation, and the Working Class in Industrial Chicago

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619958
eISBN:
9781469619972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619958.003.0002
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter explores some of the well-known urban and peri-urban landscapes that can be found in and around Chicago with the help of naturalist Leonard Dubkin. It examines six major ... More


Introduction

Thomas Elmqvist

in Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This section focuses on ecosystems, ecosystem services, and social systems in urban landscapes. It consists of five chapters that explore the complexity of urban social-ecological systems and the ... More


Landscape genetics of urban bird populations

Kathleen Semple Delaney

in Avian Urban Ecology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199661572
eISBN:
9780191810176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199661572.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Urbanization causes habitat fragmentation, leaving only small patches of land suitable for wildlife. In particular, many terrestrial species, including birds, may find it difficult to cross urban ... More


Hong Kong: Migrant Lives, Landscapes, and Journeys

Caroline Knowles and Douglas Harper

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226448565
eISBN:
9780226448589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226448589.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

In 1997 the United Kingdom returned control of Hong Kong to China, ending the city's status as one of the last remnants of the British Empire and initiating a new phase for it as both a modern city ... More


Introduction

Paul Stangl

in Risen from Ruins: The Cultural Politics of Rebuilding East Berlin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603202
eISBN:
9781503605503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603202.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The center of Berlin lay in ruins at the end of World War II. Cultural and political leaders faced decisions regarding what to restore, rebuild, or raze. Yet the future of Berlin would not be ... More


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