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Author Vale, Lawrence J
Title The Resilient City : How Modern Cities Recover from Disaster
Imprint Cary : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2005
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Contributors -- Introduction: The Cities Rise Again -- PART I: Narratives of Resilience -- 1 Making Progress: Disaster Narratives and the Art of Optimism in Modern America -- 2 "The Predicament of Aftermath": Oklahoma City and September 11 -- 3 The City's End: Past and Present Narratives of New York's Destruction -- PART II: The Symbolic Dimensions of Trauma and Recovery -- 4 Patriotism and the Reconstruction of Washington, D.C., after the British Invasion of 1814 -- 5 Double Restoration: Rebuilding Berlin after 1945 -- 6 Warsaw: Reconstruction as Propaganda -- 7 A Delayed Healing: Understanding the Fragmented Resilience of Gernika -- 8 Resurrecting Jerusalem -- PART III: The Politics of Reconstruction -- 9 Resilient Tokyo: Disaster and Transformation in the Japanese City -- 10 "Resist the Earthquake and Rescue Ourselves": The Reconstruction of Tangshan after the 1976 Earthquake -- 11 Reverberations: Mexico City's 1985 Earthquake and the Transformation of the Capital -- 12 A Vital Void: Reconstructions of Downtown Beirut -- 13 After the Unrest: Ten Years of Rebuilding Los Angeles following the Trauma of 1992 -- 14 Cyborg Agonistes: Disaster and Reconstruction in the Digital Electronic Era -- Conclusion: Axioms of Resilience -- Appendix: Suggestions for Further Reading on Urban Disasters and Recovery -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- W -- Y
Throughout history, cities have been sacked, burned, torched, bombed, flooded, besieged, and leveled. And yet they almost always rise from the ashes to rebuild. Revealing how traumatized city-dwellers consistently develop narratives of resilience and how the pragmatic process of urban recovery is always fueled by highly symbolic actions, The Resilient City offers a deeply informative and unsentimental tribute to the dogged persistence of the city, and indeed of the human spirit
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Vale, Lawrence J. The Resilient City : How Modern Cities Recover from Disaster Cary : Oxford University Press, Incorporated,c2005 9780195175844
Subject Urban renewal -- History.;Disasters -- History
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Alt Author Campanella, Thomas J
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