Urbanization and the Environment Bibliography

© 1999-2003 Michael Kucher
rev. 12 February   2003


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Aicher, Peter J.  Guide to the Aqueducts of Ancient Rome.  Wauconda, Ill., 1995.

Anderson, James C., Jr.  Roman Architecture and Society.  Baltimore, 1997.

Beatley, Timothy.  Green Urbanism : Learning from European Cities.  Washington, D.C., c2000.  TASTX HT241 .B437 2000

Benfield, F. Kaid, Donald D. T. Chen, and Matthew D. Raimi.  Once There Were Greenfields:  How Urban Sprawl Is Undermining America's Environment, Economy, and Social Fabric. New York, 1999.  See other titles from this publisher at:  http://www.NRDC.org

Blake, Nelson M.  Water for the Cities:  A History of the Urban Water Supply Problem in the United States.  Syracuse, NY: 1956.

Branch, Melvin C.  An Atlas of Rare City Maps:  Comparative Urban Design, 1830-1842.  Princeton, 1997.  TASTX NE2454 .R45 1998

Burrows, Edwin G., and Mike Wallace.  Gotham:  A  History of New York City to 1898.  New York, 1999.  SZSTX F128.3 .B87 1999

Chant, Colin, ed.  The Pre-Industrial Cities and Technology Reader.  Cities and Technology.  London, 1999.  NR

Chant, Colin, and David Goodman, eds.  Pre-Industrial Cities and Technology.  (Cities and Technology).  London, 2000.  NR

Childe, V. Gordon.  Man Makes Himself.  New York, 1951 [1936].  UGSTX CB311 .C5 1951

Cleary, A. Simpson Esmonde, and Richard Allan Tomlinson. "Sanitation: Greek and Roman." In The Oxford Dictionary of Classical Antiquity, 3d ed. Simon Hornblower and Antony Spawforth, eds.  Oxford, 1996.  NR

Crouch, Dora P.  Water Management In Ancient Greek Cities.  New York, 1993.  ENGSTX TD275.A1 C76 1993

Duany, Andres.  Suburban Nation:  The Rise Of Sprawl And The Decline Of The American Dream .  New York, 2000.

Frey, Hildebrand W.  Designing the City: Towards a More Sustainable Urban Form. ?? 1999.

Glacken, Clarence.  Traces on the Rhodian Shore:  Nature and Culture in Western Thought from Ancient Times to the End of the Eighteenth Century.  Berkeley, 1967.

Goodman, David, and Colin Chant, eds. European Cities and Technology Reader: Industrial to Post-Industrial City. Cities and Technology. London, 1999.

Hall, Peter.  Cities in Civilization.  New York, 1998.

Hardin, Garrett. "The Tragedy of the Commons." Science 162 (1968): 1243-1248.  On http://ww.jstor.org  NR

Hays, Samuel P., and Joel A. Tarr, eds.  Explorations in Environmental History: Essays. Pittsburgh, 1998.

Hodge, A. Trevor.  Roman Aqueducts and Water Supply. London, 1992.

Hoy, Suellen.  "The Garbage Disposer, the Public Health, and the Good Life."  In Technology an Culture 26 (1985), ??.  Reprint: In Technology and Choice: Readings from Technology and Culture, edited by Marcel C. Lafollette and Jeffrey K. Stine, 137-163.  NR

Hughes, J. Donald.  Pan's Travail:  Environmental Problems of the Ancient Greeks and Romans.  Reprint: Baltimore, 1996.

Inoguchi, Takashi, Edward Newman, and Glen Paoletto, eds. Cities and the Environment:  New Approaches for Eco-Societies.  Tokyo and New York, 1999.  TASTX HT241 .C56 1999

Jacobs, Jane.  The Economy of Cities.  New York, 1969.  TASTX HT321 .J32

--------.   The Death and Life of Great American Cities.  2d ed. New York, 1993 [1961].  TASTX HT167 .J33 1993

--------.  The Nature Of Economies.  New York, 2000.  TASTX HD75.6 .J325 2000.

Kay, Jane Holtz.  Asphalt Nation:  How the Automobile Took over America,  and How We Can Take It Back.  Berkeley, 1998.  TASTX HE5623 .K36 1998

Koeppel, Gerard T.  Water for Gotham.  Princeton, 2000.

Kunstler, William.  "Joyride.," pp. 85-112 in Geography of Nowhere:  The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape. New York, 1993.  NR

--------.  Home from Nowhere:  Remaking Our Everyday World for the Twenty-First Century.  New York, 1998.

Low,  Nicholas, et al., eds.  Consuming Cities:  The Urban Environment In The Global Economy After The Rio Declaration.  London, 2000.  Suzzallo/Allen  HT241 .C66 2000

Marsh, George P. The Earth Modified by Human Action. A New Edition of Man and Nature (1863). New York, 1874.

Mellaart, James.  Çatal Hüyük: a neolithic town in Anatolia.  London, 1967.

Melosi, Martin V.  Garbage in the Cities: Refuse, Reform, and the Environment: 1880-1980.  Chicago, 1981.

--------. Sanitary City: Urban Infrastructure in America from Colonial Times to the Present.  Creating the North American Landscape.  Baltimore, 1999.  TASTX TD223 .M45 2000

--------.  Effluent America.  ??

--------.  "The Place of the City in Environmental History." Environmental History Review  vol?? (Spring 1993): 1-23.  NR

Miller, Char and Hal K. Rothman. Out of the Woods: Essays in Environmental History. Pittsburgh, 1997.

Moe, Richard, and Carter Wilkie.  Changing Places: Rebuilding Community in the Age of Sprawl.  Henry Holt, 1997.

Morley, Neville.  Metropolis and Hinterland:  The City of Rome and the Italian Economy, 200 B.C. - A.D.  200.  Cambridge, 1996.

Mumford, Lewis.  The City in History:  Its Origins, Its Transformations, And Its Prospects.  New York, 1961.

Newman, Peter, and Jeffrey Kenworthy.  Sustainability and Cities:  Overcoming Automobile Dependence. Washington, D.C., 1999.

Outwater, Alice. Water: A Natural History. New York, 1996.

Owens, E. J.  The City in the Greek and Roman World.  London, 1991.

Owens, S.J. "Koprologoi at Athens."  Classical Quarterly 33, ?? n.s. (1983): 44-50.*  NR

Platt, Rutherford H., Rowan A. Rowntree, Pamela C. Muick, eds. The Ecological City: Preserving and Restoring Urban Biodiversity.   Amherst, Mass., 1994.

Potts, D. T. Mesopotamian Civilization: The Material Foundations. Ithaca, 1997.

Reisner, Mark. Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water. New York, 1993.

Reps, John William.  The Making of Urban America.  Princeton, 1992.

--------.  Bird's Eye Views:  Historic Lithographs of North American Cities.  Princeton, 1998.  TASTX NE2454 .R45 1998

--------.  Panoramas of Promise:  Pacific Northwest Cities and Towns on Nineteenth-Century Lithographs.  Pullman, 1984.  AUPSTX NE2454 .R47 1984

--------.   Forgotten Frontier:  Urban Planning in the American West Before 1890.  Columbia, Mo., 1982.  AUPSTX HT123 .R44 1981

Roberts, Gerrylynn K.  The American Cities and Technology Reader: Wilderness to Wired City.  Cities and Technology.  London, 1999.

Rome, Adam.  The Bulldozer in the Countryside:  Suburban Sprawl and the Rise of American Environmentalism.  Cambridge, 2001.

Rykwert, Joseph.   The Idea of a Town:  The Anthropology of Urban Form in Rome, Italy and the Ancient World.  Cambridge, MA, 1988.

Saalman, Howard.  Medieval Cities.  New York, 1968.

Stambaugh, John E.  The Ancient Roman City.  Baltimore, 1988.

Strasser, Susan.  Waste and Want: A Social History of Trash. New York, 1999.

Tarr, Joel A.  "The Separate vs. Combined Sewer Problem: A Case Study in Urban Technology Design Choice."  Journal of Urban History 5 (May 1979): 308-339.  NR

--------.  The Search for the Ultimate Sink: Urban Pollution in Historical Perspective.  Series on Technology and the Environment. Akron, 1996.

TeBrake, William H.  "Air Pollution and Fuel Crises in Pre- Industrial London, 1250-1650." Technology and Culture, 16 (July, 1975):  337-359.

Thomas, William L., Jr., ed.  Man's Role in Changing the Face of the Earth. 2 vols. Chicago, 1956.  [Contains many essays of potential interest. Well worth browsing.]*

Thorndike, Lynn. "Sanitation, Baths, and Street Cleaning in the Middle Ages and Renaissance." Speculum  3 (1928): 192-203. at: www.jstor.org  NR

Vileisis, Ann. Discovering the Unknown Landscape: A History of America's Wetlands. Washington, D.C., 1997.

Wachs, Martin and Margaret Crawford, eds. The Car and the City : The Automobile, the Built Environment, and Daily Urban Life.  Ann Arbor, 1992.

Waldman, John R.  Heartbeats in the Muck: A Dramatic Look at the History, Sea Life, and Environment of New York Harbor.

Warner, Robin, John Dodson, and Howard Bridgman.  Urban Biophysical Environments. Meridian Australian Geographical Perspectives.  Oxford, 1996.

White, Lynn jr., "The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis." Science 155 (10 March 1967): 1203-1207.   Available at http://www.jstor.org

Wittfogel, Karl August.  Oriental despotism:   A Comparative Study of Total Power.   New Haven, 1957.

Worster, Donald.  Rivers of Empire: Water, Aridity, and the Growth of the American West. New York, 1985.



Association of Washington Cities. Garbage Collection in Washington Cities. Revision by Joshua H. Vogel. [Seattle] 1948.  NR

Baker, M. N., ed. The Municipal Year Book, Giving the Population, Assessed Valuation, Principal Officials, and Ownership of Public Utilities; Also Information Regarding the Water Supply, Sewerage, Street Cleaning, Street Sprinkling, Garbage, Fire and Under Ground Electric Service in All Incorporated Places in the United States, and in All New England Towns of 3,000 Population And Upwards by the Census of 1900. New York, [1902].  NR

DeFoe, Daniel.  A Journal of the Plague Year.  Edited by Paula R. Backscheider.  New York, 1992.  NR

Evelyn, John.  Fumifugium: or, The inconvenience of the aer and smoake of London dissipated.  Reprint: London, National Society for Clean Air, 1961.

Goodrich, W. Francis.  The Economic Disposal of Towns' Refuse.  London, 1901.  NR

Frontinus, Sextus Julius. On the Water Supply of Rome.  See the online version at:  http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/waters/front.html

Hering, Rudolph, and Samuel A. Greeley.  Collection and Disposal of Municipal Refuse, New York, 1921.  NR

Soper, George Albert.  Street Cleaning and Refuse Collection and Disposal in European Cities, with Suggestions Applicable to New York, by George A. Soper. October, 1929; Report to the Committee of Twenty on Street and Outdoor Cleanliness, Appointed by the New York Academy of Medicine.  [New York, 1929].  NR

Soper, George Albert.  Further Studies of European Methods of Street Cleaning and Refuse Disposal, with Suggestions for New York, October, 1930; Report to the Committee of Twenty on Street and Outdoor Cleanliness, Appointed by the New York Academy of Medicine.  [New York City, 1930].  NR

Stow, John.  A Survey of London.  Reprinted from the text of 1603, with introduction and notes by Charles Lethbridge Kingsford.  Oxford, The Clarendon Press, 1908.  

Vitruvius Pollio.  De architectura.  The Ten Books on Architecture.  Trans.  Morris Hicky Morgan.  New York, 1960.  TASTX NA2515 .V73 1960

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