All posts tagged Urban Environment

2017 Year In Review

Climate change, indigenous knowledge, environmental justice. Edge Effects contributors addressed critical issues in a year of social and environmental upheaval.

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How a $750 Down Jacket is Dividing College Campuses

When students critique outdoor fashion on campus, their views reveal gendered, ethnic, and regional stereotypes at play in the local meaning of international brands.

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Making the Nation in the Gilded Age: A Conversation with Richard White

To be outside the “home” was a dangerous place to be in Gilded Age America. Richard White tells the story of how the modern nation reluctantly came into being alongside the environmental crisis of the late nineteenth century.

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A psychogeographic represenation of friendship as depicted in artwork. It maps the paths between the homes of two friends, superimposed over an imagined landscape of the mind.

What A Card Game Teaches Us About Moving Through A City

The geography of a city can compel people to behave in predictable patterns. A new card game challenges players to rethink and explore urban spaces.

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The "Visions of Pullman" mural in Chicago's Pullman Neighborhood

How the Other Half Loved Nature

A recent book shows Chicago’s turn-of-the-century black and immigrant laborers embraced the great outdoors. Did they have any other choice?

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An acorn propped up by its root, which stills into a green moss-covered slope.

The Wild Bunch: A Conversation with Curt Meine and Gavin Van Horn

An important new essay collection avoids the old arguments about wilderness and instead offers 26 meditations on living well in our places.

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Black Branding and Gentrification in Washington, D.C.

Who should be allowed to brand a neighborhood? A review of Derek Hyra’s new book, “Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City,” examining transformations in the Shaw/U Street neighborhood of the nation’s capital.

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The City of Chicago / sketched & drawn on stone by Parsons & Atwater. https://www.loc.gov/item/90715977/

Nature’s Metropolis Turns 25: A Conversation with William Cronon

An urban history nearly devoid of people nonetheless holds lessons for communal human life today.

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Suburban Commuters, Urban Polluters

The migration of African Americans to cities and the rise of a commuter culture in the suburbs were shaped by one transformative technology: the automobile.

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Transparent Walls: The Work of Do Ho Suh

Four graduate students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison share their reflections on the work of Do Ho Suh.

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