Tag: Environment

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The Smell of Gold: On the Yuba River

Caitlin Mohan My son and I sit on a boulder in the Yuba River when he asks if the river […]

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Elegy

David L. Ulin Andrew Molera State Park. I didn’t know it was the almost perfect midpoint of the California coast […]

Photograph by Greg Niemeyer.

Waves of Data: Illuminating Pathways with San Leandro Lights

Greg Niemeyer On 20 May 2014, Brittney Silva, a student nearing graduation from San Leandro High School, was walking along […]

The Albany Bulb, looking northwest. Photograph by Robin Lasser.

The Battle of the Bulb: Nature, Culture and Art at a San Francisco Bay Landfill

Susan Moffat On a misty afternoon in early 2014, you sail into San Francisco Bay under the Golden Gate Bridge, […]

Front of temple looking at one of the faces of Tlaloc, Mexican god of rain and harvest.

Monumental Hydraulics: Diego Rivera’s Lerma Waterworks and the Water Temples of San Francisco

Rafael Tiffany Susan Moffat The water pouring readily out of our private faucets is a modern production that belies the […]

Porciuncula, an installation on the LA River made of balloons filled with the river’s fragrance: ‘‘grass, ocean air, desiccated concrete, industrial zoning,
railyards, soda cans, wild animals.’’ By LA-BOR (Jia Gu and Jonathan Crisman), 2015. Photograph by Monica Nouwens.

Urban Humanities and the Creative Practitioner

Dana Cuff Jennifer Wolch The flow of the Los Angeles River, ever-precarious and never navigable, attracted settlement along its shifting […]

Photograph courtesy of Margaret Crawford.

What Are the Urban Humanities?

Anthony Cascardi Michael Dear The efforts in research and teaching that fly under the flag of the “urban humanities” represent […]

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Vol. 6, No. 3, Fall 2016

URBAN HUMANITY Read the latest from Boom California, Volume 6, Number 3, Fall 2016.  All articles from this issue are free […]

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Let There Be a Firmament in the Midst of the Waters

Treasure Island, then, now, and again, by Brock Winstead.