Concrete and Clay: Reworking Nature in New York City

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In this innovative account of the urbanization of nature in New York City, Matthew Gandy explores how the raw materials of nature have been reworked to produce a "metropolitan nature" distinct from the forms of nature experienced by early settlers. The book traces five broad developments: the expansion and redefinition of public space, the construction of landscaped highways, the creation of a modern water supply system, the radical environmental politics of the barrio in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and the contemporary politics of the environmental justice movement.Drawing on political economy, environmental studies, social theory, cultural theory, and architecture, Gandy shows how New York's environmental history is bound up not only with the upstate landscapes that stretch beyond the city's political boundaries but also with more distant places that reflect the nation's colonial and imperial legacies. Using the shifting meaning of nature under urbanization as a framework, he looks at how modern nature has been produced through interrelated transformations ranging from new water technologies to changing fashions in landscape design. Throughout, he considers the economic and ideological forces that underlie phenomena as diverse as the location of parks and the social stigma of dirty neighborhoods.

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Matthew Gandy teaches geography at University College London.

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ISBN 10: 0262572168 ISBN 13: 9780262572163
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Descrizione libro MIT Press (MA) March 2002, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione: New. In this innovative account of the urbanization of nature in New YorkCity, Matthew Gandy explores how the raw materials of nature have been reworked toproduce a 'metropolitan nature' distinct from the forms of nature experienced byearly settlers. The book traces five broad developments: the expansion andredefinition of public space, the construction of landscaped highways, the creationof a modern water supply system, the radical environmental politics of the barrio inthe late 1960s and early 1970s, and the contemporary politics of the environmentaljustice movement.Drawing on political economy, environmental studies, social theory, cultural theory, and architecture, Gandy shows how New York's environmental historyis bound up not only with the upstate landscapes that stretch beyond the city'spolitical boundaries but also with more distant places that reflect the nation'scolonial and imperial legacies. Using the shifting meaning of nature underurbanization as a framework, he looks at how modern nature has been produced throughinterrelated transformations ranging from new water technologies to changingfashions in landscape design. Throughout, he considers the economic and ideologicalforces that underlie phenomena as diverse as the location of parks and the socialstigma of dirty neighborhoods. An interdisciplinary account of the environmental history and changing landscape of New York City. Codice articolo 20101004105603

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