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The Resource Environmental city : people, place, politics, and the meaning of modern Austin, William Scott Swearingen, Jr

Environmental city : people, place, politics, and the meaning of modern Austin, William Scott Swearingen, Jr

Label
Environmental city : people, place, politics, and the meaning of modern Austin
Title
Environmental city
Title remainder
people, place, politics, and the meaning of modern Austin
Statement of responsibility
William Scott Swearingen, Jr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As Austin grew from a college and government town of the 1950s into the sprawling city of 2010, two ideas of Austin as a place came into conflict. Many who promoted the ideology of growth believed Austin would be defined by economic output, money, and wealth. But many others thought Austin was instead defined by its quality of life. Because the natural environment contributed so much to Austin's quality of life, a social movement that wanted to preserve the city's environment became the leading edge of a larger movement that wanted to retain a unique sense of place. The "environmental movement" in Austin became the political and symbolic arm of the more general movement for place. This is a history of the environmental movement in Austin--how it began; what it did; and how it promoted ideas about the relationships between people, cities, and the environment. It is also about a deeper movement to retain a sense of place that is Austin, and how that deeper movement continues to shape the way Austin is built today. The city it helped to create is now on the forefront of national efforts to rethink how we build our cities, reduce global warming, and find ways that humans and the environment can coexist in a big city" --
Assigning source
From Amazon
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swearingen, William Scott
Dewey number
307.1/2160976431
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City planning
  • Land use, Urban
  • Environmentalism
  • City planning
  • Environmentalism
  • Land use, Urban
  • Texas
Label
Environmental city : people, place, politics, and the meaning of modern Austin, William Scott Swearingen, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The theory behind the connections -- The landscape emerges -- Institutionalizing environmental concerns: city government and city politics -- Of neighborhoods and environment: contesting the growth machine -- The environmental meaning as banner: the save our springs coalition and the green machine -- The environmental city -- The doing of it: continuing the environmental meaning
Control code
ocn421532119
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 273 pages, [10] pages of plates
Isbn
9780292722026
Lccn
2009024797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)421532119
Label
Environmental city : people, place, politics, and the meaning of modern Austin, William Scott Swearingen, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The theory behind the connections -- The landscape emerges -- Institutionalizing environmental concerns: city government and city politics -- Of neighborhoods and environment: contesting the growth machine -- The environmental meaning as banner: the save our springs coalition and the green machine -- The environmental city -- The doing of it: continuing the environmental meaning
Control code
ocn421532119
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 273 pages, [10] pages of plates
Isbn
9780292722026
Lccn
2009024797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)421532119

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