TECHNOLOGY AND THE RISE OF THE NETWORKED CITY IN EUROPE AND AMERICA
Technology is critical to the city building process and the operation of cities, but it is only within the last decade that historians have begun to pay serious attention to its vital role in shaping the urban environment. Between approximately 1850 and 1930, cities in the industrialized world constructed a series of systems or networks to distribute water, wastewater, vehicles, energy, messages, and people. This volume contains a collection of essays on the development of these technological systems in European and American cities from the middle of the nineteenth century through World War II. Part I contains four essays which are concerned with transportation: Comparative Perspectives on Transit in Europe and the United States, 1850-1914, J.P. McKay; Street Transport in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century: Mechanization Delayed?, A. Sutcliffe; Economic Aspects of Public Transit in the Parisian Area, 1855-1939, D. Larroque; and Urban Pathways: The Street and Highway, 1900-1940, C. McShane. Parts II, III, IV and V are devoted, respectively, to water systems; waste disposal; energy, heat and power; and communication.
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Temple University PressPhiladelphia, PA United States 19122
- Publication Date: 1988
- Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
- Pagination: 359 p.
- TRT Terms: Cities; Economics; Highways; History; Public transit; Streets; Technology; Urban transportation
- Geographic Terms: Europe; United States
- Subject Areas: Economics; Highways; History; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00619275
- Record Type: Publication
- ISBN: 0-87722-540-0
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 29 1996 12:00AM