A new biography of one of the founders of city planning in the US connects urban reform efforts from the early twentieth century with today’s environmental issues.
Tagged: Urban Environment
What a musical about a man-eating plant can tell us about Egypt’s disastrous desert development.
The Edge Effects editorial board introduces a new Editor-At-Large and shares our May 2015 recommendations.
February 2015 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.
This photo series explores the tensions between permanence and transience in New York City’s urban landscapes.
Jennifer Colten’s photographs of wasteland environments challenge some of our deepest cultural values about nature and landscape.
At what scale should we document DC’s changing built environment? What current conditions make this documentation so very essential? A reflection on the joys, difficulties, and motivations for doing fieldwork in the unfamiliar parts of one’s home city.
In the last few weeks, two grand juries declined to indict the police officers who killed Michael Brown and Eric Garner. What can scholars in the environmental humanities and social sciences say about racialized state violence?
A response to Peter Hessler’s New Yorker essay “Tales of the Trash” reveals how garbage in Cairo is both rich with politics and littered with orientalist distractions.
The city of Smolensk is a memorial to Russia’s history: the old Rus’, the Imperial, the Soviet, and the beginnings of a new post-Soviet.