The European Cities and Technology Reader: Industrial to Post-industrial City

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Psychology Press, 1999 - Political Science - 305 pages
This work 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. This book is divided into three main sections presenting key readings on cities of the industrial revolution (to 1870), and European cities since 1870 and the urban technology transfer. Among the topics covered are: the reise of Merthyr Tydfil, Manchester and Glasgow; the similarities and differences in the urban growth and built environment of London and Paris; the rise of modern urban planning; the complicated explanation of Berlin's 20th-century development; the intricacies of technological transfer; the maze of post-war reconstruction; and the technological influence of the West in British India and Russia's urban development. Compiled as a reference source for students, this reader offers a deeper understanding of the historical role of technological change in urban development.
 

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Contents

Cities of the Industrial Revolution to 1870
3
Urban Growth in Industrialising Scotland 17501840
51
Glasgow and the Clyde
64
proposal for Glasgows watersupply
71
The London Milk Trade 18601900
80
The Growth of Londons Railway Milk Trade c 18451914
88
A New Sewersystem for Paris
105
The Shredded Wheat Factory at Welwyn Garden City
125
Solving lateVictorian Londons Traffic Problems
154
Paris and the Automobile
175
engineering structures in Berlin 18711914
200
Prefabricated Houses in Postwar Britain
221
Urban Technology Transfer
243
the tyranny of technology
262
Acknowledgements
289
Copyright

technology and politics
139

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About the author (1999)

David Goodman is an independent journalist, contributing writer for "Mother Jones", host of the radio show, "The Vermont Conversation, "and the bestselling author of ten books. The author of "Fault Lines: Journeys Into the New South Africa", and "Democracy Now!" (with Amy Goodman), his work has also appeared in "The Washington Post, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Outside, The Christian Science Monitor, The Boston Globe, The Nation, "and numerous other publications. He lives in Vermont.