The Resilient City

How Modern Cities Recover from Disaster

"The Resilient City"

392 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press, (January 20, 2005)
ISBN-10: 0195175832
ISBN-13: 978-0195175837
Dimensions: 8.8 x 6.8 x 0.9 inches

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Contributing author, writing on "Patriotism and the Reconstruction of Washington, D.C. after the British Invasion of 1814."

An international cast of historians, architects, and urban studies experts looks at a diverse group of cities that have suffered traumas, including: * the Oklahoma City bombing * Chicago's great fire of 1871 * San Francisco's earthquake and fires of 1906 * Washington's invasion by the British during the War of 1812 * Berlin and Warsaw in World War II * Gernika's bombardment during the Spanish Civil War * Jerusalems rebuilding following centuries of destruction * Mexico City's 1985 earthquake * China's Tangshan earthquake * Tokyo's earthquake, fires, and WWII bombardment * Beirut in the 1990s wars * South Central Los Angeles following the Rodney King beating.

In so doing, they bring to light the experiences these resilient cities share, while underscoring that no two cities have recovered in the precisely the same way.