All posts tagged Urban History

A group of people stand in front of houses that pitch and lean into one another on the "Drunken Row" of Victorian homes at Howard Street (now Van Ness) between 17th and 18th.

The Potential for Peril Built into San Francisco

An environmental history of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake weaves together urban planning, plate tectonics, Progressive-Era reform, and soil dynamics.

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May 2016 Recommendations

Edgy Stuff: May 2016 Recommendations

May 2016 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.

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Brooklyn’s Empire Stores and the Future of the Waterfront

Trash uncovered beneath an 1860s Brooklyn warehouse encourages us to reconsider our contemporary relationship to urban waterfronts.

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Bike Battles: A Conversation on the Road with James Longhurst

A new book by historian James Longhurst profiles the long and contested history of bicycling and (spoiler alert!) the not-so-open road in the United States.

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