Rebuilding Community in the Age of Sprawl
Hardcover ISBN: 0805043683
A detailed look into the historic communities that are fighting against urban development also examines the New England towns and areas in the Midwest that are battling against large conglomerates such as Wal-Mart
A Field Guide to Sprawl
Hardcover ISBN: 0393731251
A visual lexicon of colorful slang terms coined by real estate developers and designers offers insight into land-use practices and the physical elements of American sprawl, in a volume that features color aerial photographs and an analysis of the impact of excessive development.
Adapting Land Use and Water Management Plans to a Changing Climate in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, Florida
Paperback ISBN: 1977400736
Property, Family, and Identity in Colonial South Africa : An Exploration of Frontiers, 1725-c. 1830
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0231142528
Laura J. Mitchell concentrates on the contested dynamics of land tenure in the Cedarberg region of the Western Cape, from the first settler land claim of 1725 to the entrenchment of colonial administration in the 1830s. Based on a decade of research, Mitchell focuses on the conflict between Dutch East India Company officials, settlers, indigenous Khoisan, and Indian-Ocean slaves, detailing the ways in which settlers themselvesrather than Company policy or an imperial armydrew the frontier into a colonial orbit and then gradually placed it under colonial control. Against a backdrop of often violent resistance, settlers claimed land one farm at a time. Family by family, household by household, the inhabitants of the Cedarberg region were bound to each other and to a colonial society based at Cape Town. The Khoisan resisted displacement, the appropriation of their livestock and hunting grounds, involuntary servitude, and subordination. Likewise, settlers resisted the Dutch East India Company's efforts at controlling territorial expansion, limiting their interaction with independent Khoisan groups, and regulating bonded labor. At the same time, the increasing presence of European material culture in frontier spaces proved that many settlers still affirmed their relationship to colonial power. Mitchell enriches her social history with insights from anthropology, archaeology, sociology, and environmental and women's studies, considering multiple sources of power and identity and recovering the role of women in creating settler society.
The Color of the Land
Race, Nation, and the Politics of Landownership in Oklahoma, 1832-1929
Paperback ISBN: 0807871060
The Color of the Land brings the histories of Creek Indians, African Americans, and whites in Oklahoma together into one story that explores the way races and nations were made and remade in conflicts over who would own land, who would farm it, and who would rule it. This story disrupts expected narratives of the American past, revealing how identities--race, nation, and class--took new forms in struggles over the creation of different systems of property. Conflicts were unleashed by a series of sweeping changes: the forced "removal" of the Creeks from their homeland to Oklahoma in the 1830s, the transformation of the Creeks' enslaved black population into landed black Creek citizens after the Civil War, the imposition of statehood and private landownership at the turn of the twentieth century, and the entrenchment of a sharecropping economy and white supremacy in the following decades. In struggles over land, wealth, and power, Oklahomans actively defined and redefined what it meant to be Native American, African American, or white. By telling this story, David Chang contributes to the history of racial construction and nationalism as well as to southern, western, and Native American history.
An Introduction to the Comprehensive Plan
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1597265535
Land, Violence, and the 1856 San Francisco Vigilance Committee
Hardcover ISBN: 0806153989
The California gold rush of 1849 created fortunes for San Francisco merchants, whose wealth depended on control of the city&;s docks. But ownership of waterfront property was hotly contested. In an 1856 dispute over land titles, a county official shot an outspoken newspaperman, prompting a group of merchants to organize the San Francisco Committee of Vigilance. The committee, which met in secret, fed biased stories to the newspapers, depicting itself as a necessary substitute for incompetent law enforcement. But its actual purpose was quite different. In Dirty Deeds, historian Nancy J. Taniguchi draws on the 1856 Committee&;s minutes&;long lost until she unearthed them&;to present the first clear picture of its actions and motivations. San Francisco&;s real estate comprised a patchwork of land grants left from the Spanish and Mexican governments&;grants that had been appropriated and sold over and over. Even after the establishment of a federal board in 1851 to settle the complicated California claims, land titles remained confused, and most of the land in the city belonged to no one. The acquisition of key waterfront properties in San Francisco by an ambitious politician motivated the thirty-odd merchants who called themselves &;the Executives&; of the Vigilance Committee to go directly after these parcels. Despite the organization&;s assertion of working on behalf of law and order, its tactics&;kidnapping, forced deportations, and even murder&;went far beyond the bounds of law. For more than a century, scholars have accepted the vigilantes&; self-serving claims to honorable motives. Dirty Deeds tells the real story, in which a band of men took over a city in an attempt to control the most valuable land on the West Coast. Ranging far beyond San Francisco, the 1856 Vigilance Committee&;s activities affected events on the East Coast, in Central America, and in courts throughout the United States even after the Civil War.
Economic Development and Environmental Control
Balancing Business and Community in an Age of Nimbys and Lulus
Hardcover ISBN: 0899309402
An innovative, synthesizing analysis of the land use problems posed by environmental and other social needs, intended for corporate and public managers and the public policy experts who advise them.