Erik Wallenberg reviews Johanna Fernández’s award-winning book on the Young Lords and connects their political project of securing garbage pickup and medical access for New Yorkers to the broader environmental justice movement.
Tagged: Urban History
To address the traffic crisis in the world’s fourth-largest city, officials seek to modernize urban transportation by phasing out the city’s iconic jeepney, a uniquely Filipino mode of transport repurposed from a bygone colonial era.
An environmental history of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake weaves together urban planning, plate tectonics, Progressive-Era reform, and soil dynamics.
May 2016 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.
Trash uncovered beneath an 1860s Brooklyn warehouse encourages us to reconsider our contemporary relationship to urban waterfronts.
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.