The European Cities and Technology Reader: Industrial to Post-Industrial City

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The European Cities and Technology Reader is designed to be used on its own or as a companion volume to the accompanying European Cites and Technology textbook in the same series
The European Cities and Technology Reader is divided into three main sections presenting key readings on: Cities of the Industrial Revolution (to 1870), European Cities since 1870 and the Urban Technology Transfer.
Compiled as a reference source for students, this reader offers a deeper understanding of the historical role of technological change in urban development.

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Presents key readings on cities of the industrial revolution to 1870, European cities since 1870, and urban technology transfer. Among topics covered are urban growth in the built environment in London and Paris, the rise of modern urban planning, and post-war reconstruction. Includes b&w historical photos and illustrations. This is part of a series that presents a new social history of technology, using primarily urban settings as the sources of historical evidence and as focus for the interpretation of the historical relations of technology and society. This volume can be used on its own or as a companion to the textbook. Goodman is head of the department of the history of science and technology at the Open University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415200820
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/28/1999
  • Series: Cities and Technology Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
Pt. 1 Cities of the Industrial Revolution (to 1870) 1
1 Industry and Urban Form in Eighteenth-century Merthyr 5
2 Merthyr Tydfil in the Mid-nineteenth Century: the struggle for public health 10
3 Increasing Fire-risks in Cities in an Age of Industrialization 17
4 Victorian Cities and the Railways: approaches to a historical interpretation 21
5 The Case Against the Historical Inevitability of Suburbs 31
6 The Development of Manchester's Industrial Region 38
7 Water for Manchester 45
8 Urban Growth in Industrialising Scotland, 1750-1840 51
9 Improving the Clyde: the eighteenth-century phase 56
10 Glasgow and the Clyde 64
11 Letter to Glasgow Town Council: proposal for Glasgow's water-supply from Loch Katrine 71
12 Productive Metropolis: London's industrial contribution 75
13 The London Milk Trade, 1860-1900 80
14 London's Milk Supply, 1850-1900: a reinterpretation 85
15 The Growth of London's Railway Milk Trade, c. 1845-1914 88
16 Manufacturing in the Metropolis: the dynamism and dynamics of Parisian industry at the mid-nineteenth century 93
17 A New Sewer-system for Paris 105
Pt. 2 European Cities since 1870 111
18 Urban Transport and the Development of Glasgow's West End, 1830-1914 116
19 The Shredded Wheat Factory at Welwyn Garden City 125
20 The British Post-war Tower Block: technology and politics 139
21 Solving late-Victorian London's Traffic Problems 154
22 Building Selfridge's: construction on an American scale in a London setting 161
23 Paris and the Automobile 175
24 The Paris Metro 186
25 The Metropolis as a Construction: engineering structures in Berlin 1871-1914 200
26 Berlin: technological metropolis 211
27 Prefabricated Houses in Post-war Britain 221
28 Urban Reconstruction and Town Planning in Post-war Germany 228
Pt. 3 Urban Technology Transfer 243
29 The Development of Public Transportation in St. Petersburg, 1860-1914 245
30 The Moscow Metro: product of indigenous technology or Western influence? 255
31 Housing the Citizens in Soviet Russia, 1955-90: the tyranny of technology 262
32 Allahabad: a sanitary history 273
Acknowledgements 289
Index 292
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