American Cities And Technology

Author: Gerrylynn K. Roberts
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134636121
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Designed to be used on its own or as a companion volume to the American Cities and Technology textbook. Chronologically, this volume ranges from the earliest technological dimensions of Amerindian settlements to the 'wired city' concept of the 1960s and internet communications of the 1990s.Its focus extends beyond the US to include telecomunications in Asian cities in the late 20th century. The topics covered: * the rise of the skyscraper *the coming of the automobile age * relations between private and public transport * the development of infrastructural technologies and systems * the implications of electronic communications * the emergence of city planning.

The American Cities And Technology Reader

Author: Gerrylynn K. Roberts
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415200851
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Designed to be used on its own or as a companion volume to the American Cities and Technology textbook. Chronologically, this volume ranges from the earliest technological dimensions of Amerindian settlements to the 'wired city' concept of the 1960s and internet communications of the 1990s.Its focus extends beyond the US to include telecommunications in Asian cities in the late 20th century. The topics covered: * the rise of the skyscraper * the coming of the automobile age * relations between private and public transport * the development of infrastructural technologies and systems * the implications of electronic communications * the emergence of city planning.

The American Cities And Technology Reader

Author: Gerrylynn K. Roberts
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415200851
Size: 44.77 MB
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Designed to be used on its own or as a companion volume to the American Cities and Technology textbook. Chronologically, this volume ranges from the earliest technological dimensions of Amerindian settlements to the 'wired city' concept of the 1960s and internet communications of the 1990s.Its focus extends beyond the US to include telecommunications in Asian cities in the late 20th century. The topics covered: * the rise of the skyscraper * the coming of the automobile age * relations between private and public transport * the development of infrastructural technologies and systems * the implications of electronic communications * the emergence of city planning.

The European Cities And Technology Reader

Author: David C. Goodman
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415200820
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The European Cities and Technology Reader is designed to be used on its own or as a companion volume to the accompanying European Cites and Technology textbook in the same series The European Cities and Technology Reader is divided into three main sections presenting key readings on: Cities of the Industrial Revolution (to 1870), European Cities since 1870 and the Urban Technology Transfer. Compiled as a reference source for students, this reader offers a deeper understanding of the historical role of technological change in urban development.

Pre Industrial Cities And Technology

Author: Colin Chant
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134636202
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This, the first book in the series, explores cities from the earliest earth built settlements to the dawn of the industrial age exploring ancient, Medieval, early modern and renaissance cities. Among the cities examined are Uruk, Babylon, Thebes, Athens, Rome, Constantinople, Baghdad, Siena, Florence, Antwerp, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Mexico City, Timbuktu, Great Zimbabwe, Hangzhou, Beijing and Hankou Among the technologies discussed are: irrigation, water transport, urban public transport, aqueducts, building materials such as brick and Roman concrete, weaponry and fortifications, street lighting and public clocks.

Technology And American Society

Author: Gary S. Cross
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN:
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With a new final chapter covering recent electronic and technological advances, the second edition of "Technology and American Society" extends coverage of innovations in industry, home, office, agriculture, transport, constructions, and services into the twenty-first century. Offering a global perspective on the development of American technology, the text is structured around a historical narrative detailing major technological transformations over the last three centuries. With coverage devoted to both dramatic breakthroughs and incremental innovations, "Technology and American Society" analyzes the cause-and-effect relationship of change and its role in the constant drive for improvement and modernization.

Planning The Twentieth Century City

Author: Stephen V. Ward
Publisher: Academy Press
ISBN:
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This book reveals the complex interplay of planning ideas and practices between local, national and international levels throughout this century. The book moves from German 'zoning', the aesthetics of grand urban and landscape design from France and the USA, and the utopian English idea of the 'garden city' through to the dynamism of the Asian tiger cities and the environmental ideology of the late 20th century. It creates an international body of knowledge and expertise. With case material from major cities in Western Europe, North America, Australia and Asia, this book charts the changing centres of influence in planning and identifies the cities which will lead the way in the next century.

Suburban Century

Author: Mark Clapson
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
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Bad architecture. Soulless. Are the suburbs really as homogenous and conservative as we think they are? This wide-ranging comparative study of England and the USA offers new interpretations on suburbia.