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Urban Green Spaces

Gail Hansen and Joseli Macedo

in Urban Ecology for Citizens and Planners

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781683402527
eISBN:
9781683403371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683402527.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Urban green spaces contribute to the environmental and economic health of cities and human health and well-being. The challenge for cities is how and where to increase natural areas with limited ... More


Creating Battery Park City: Building a Landmark on Landfill

Gregory Smithsimon

in September 12: Community and Neighborhood Recovery at Ground Zero

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740842
eISBN:
9780814771129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740842.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines the urban planning history that led to the creation of Battery Park City and gave the community its physical shape and social configuration. In particular, it considers how the ... More


Residents, Space, and Exclusivity

Gregory Smithsimon

in September 12: Community and Neighborhood Recovery at Ground Zero

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740842
eISBN:
9780814771129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740842.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines the ways in which Battery Park City residents have developed an exclusive attitude toward the community, outsiders, and the community's relationship to the city beyond. It ... More


Introduction

Gregory Smithsimon

in September 12: Community and Neighborhood Recovery at Ground Zero

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740842
eISBN:
9780814771129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740842.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This book investigates how residents of Battery Park City—a secluded, wealthy enclave in New York City—reestablished their community in the three years after the September 11 attacks using the rich ... More


Real Privilege and False Charity

Gregory Smithsimon

in September 12: Community and Neighborhood Recovery at Ground Zero

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740842
eISBN:
9780814771129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740842.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines the real privileges bestowed on people who lived in Battery Park City because of the special arrangements made by the city and state for the community and compare them with the ... More


Class and Community Organizations

Gregory Smithsimon

in September 12: Community and Neighborhood Recovery at Ground Zero

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740842
eISBN:
9780814771129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740842.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines how physical space and the socioeconomic class of residents shaped community activism in Battery Park City before and after September 11. It compares the activism of Battery ... More


Visions of a Green Tokyo

Thomas R. H. Havens

in Parkscapes: Green Spaces in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834777
eISBN:
9780824871680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834777.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines visions of a green Tokyo that were stirred by the earthquake and fires of September 1923 through the American occupation of 1945–1952. It considers two visionary designs ... More


Parks and Prosperity, 1950s–1980s

Thomas R. H. Havens

in Parkscapes: Green Spaces in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834777
eISBN:
9780824871680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834777.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines urban and natural parks during the era of sustained economic growth from the 1950s through the 1980s. A number of interrelated events sparked public demand for both national and ... More


Definitely in My Backyard: Welcome Nuisances

Gregory Smithsimon

in September 12: Community and Neighborhood Recovery at Ground Zero

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740842
eISBN:
9780814771129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740842.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines the third stage in the ongoing reciprocal relationship between space and social relations in Battery Park City. In the first stage, people shaped space; in the second stage, ... More


From Private Lands to Public Spaces: Early City Parks

Thomas R. H. Havens

in Parkscapes: Green Spaces in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834777
eISBN:
9780824871680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834777.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter traces the history of public parks in Japanese cities from the initial enabling act in 1873 through early forms of urban planning, ending with the City Planning Law of 1919. It begins ... More


Parks and New Eco-Regimes

Thomas R. H. Havens

in Parkscapes: Green Spaces in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834777
eISBN:
9780824871680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834777.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines new eco-regimes of volunteerism and ecological consciousness in both city and natural parks during the 1990s and early twenty-first century. During the 1990s and early 2000s, ... More


Urban Ecology of Future Cities

Gail Hansen and Joseli Macedo

in Urban Ecology for Citizens and Planners

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781683402527
eISBN:
9781683403371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683402527.003.0030
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Future cities face many challenges, including environmental justice, public health, energy sources, transportation systems, and threats to biodiversity, clean water, and impacts from climate change. ... More


Conclusion: The Suburban Strategy

Gregory Smithsimon

in September 12: Community and Neighborhood Recovery at Ground Zero

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740842
eISBN:
9780814771129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740842.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This book concludes with a discussion of some of the important lessons that can be derived from the experience of Battery Park City regarding the suburban strategy that can inform development ... More


Sensory Refreshment: The Other White City

Adam Mack

in Sensing Chicago: Noisemakers, Strikebreakers, and Muckrakers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039188
eISBN:
9780252097225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039188.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines Joseph Beifeld's attempts to create a respectable amusement park that he envisioned would enhance Chicago's civic health by rejuvenating the senses of its residents. White City ... More


Birding in Traffic

Jonathan Rosen

in When Birds Are Near: Dispatches from Contemporary Writers

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501750915
eISBN:
9781501750939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750915.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter describes how the author took a subway to Union Square Park to see a bird they had never seen. The bird, a Scott's oriole, had been noted intermittently behind the statue of Mohandas ... More


Oasis to Epicenter: Battery Park City in the Year after September 11

Gregory Smithsimon

in September 12: Community and Neighborhood Recovery at Ground Zero

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740842
eISBN:
9780814771129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740842.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines how Battery Park City residents recovered from the devastation of their social community and physical surroundings due to the September 11 attacks. It first describes the ... More


Every Day Is September 11: Memorial Plans for Community Spaces

Gregory Smithsimon

in September 12: Community and Neighborhood Recovery at Ground Zero

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740842
eISBN:
9780814771129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740842.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines how the resource-rich environment and sense of community that helped heal Battery Park City after September 11 led residents to resist the presence of the general public in the ... More


City Cycling after COVID-19 for Interspecies Mobility Justice

Nicholas A. Scott

in Volume 3: Public Space and Mobility

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781529219005
eISBN:
9781529219036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529219005.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Drawing on cinematic GoPro 8 footage collected in Vancouver from April to June of 2020, this chapter describes the metaphor of a ‘double-edged sword’ of people’s changed mobility behaviour as a ... More


September 12: Community and Neighborhood Recovery at Ground Zero

Gregory Smithsimon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740842
eISBN:
9780814771129
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740842.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The collapse of the World Trade Center shattered windows across the street in Battery Park City, throwing the neighborhood into darkness and smothering homes in debris. Residents fled. In the months ... More


Parks, the Public, and the Environment in Japan

Thomas R. H. Havens

in Parkscapes: Green Spaces in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834777
eISBN:
9780824871680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834777.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This afterword summarizes the key themes of the book, highlighted by the continual effort to reinvent modern Japan through city parks and natural parks. These parks were key components of Japan's ... More


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