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Technology and the Rise of the Networked City in Europe and America
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edited by Joel A. Tarr and Gabriel Dupuy
It is only within the last decade that historians have begun to pay serious attention to technology’s 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 collection of essays comprises the first book to trace the history and development of technological systems in European and American cities from the middle of the nineteenth century through World War II.
Part I: Transportation
Part II: Water Systems
Part III: Waste Disposal
Part IV: Energy. Heat, and Power
Part V: Communication
Joel A. Tarr is Professor of History and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University.
Gabriel Dupuy is a Professor at the Institut d'Urbanisme de Paris, University of Paris, and Chairman of the Transportation, Environment, and Urban Planning Department, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussés.
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Technology and Urban Growth, edited by Blaine Brownell, Donald T. Critchlow, Mark S. Foster, Mark Rose, and Joel A. Tarr.
Technology and Urban Growth, edited by Blaine Brownell, Donald T. Critchlow, Mark S. Foster, Joel Tarr, and Mark Rose, focuses on the relationships between urban growth and change and developments in technological fields such as transport, utilities, and housing and office construction.