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Here you can find all the readings for the course: ARH 349-01 UMD myCourses

Here is a platform for discussions about the readings:


The seminar readings explore the interrelationships between history, urban economy, sustainability, public art, and architecture.Selected articles from the following texts are available on myCourses:

  • Reinventing the American Post-industrial City,” special Issue of The Journal of Urban History (Sage, 2015). Edited by Pamela Karimi and Thomas Stubblefield.
  • Arnold Alanen and Robert Melnick. Preserving Cultural Landscapes in America
  • Rachel Carson, Silent Spring (Excerpts:
  • John Beardsley. Earthworks And Beyond: Comtemparary Art In the Landscape
  • Barry Bluestone and Bennett Harrison. The Deindustrialization of America: Plant Closing,
      Community Abandonment, and the Dismantling of Basic Industry
  • M. Christine Boyer. City of Collective Memory
  • Marie Price and Lisa Benton-Short, Migrants to the Metropolis: The Rise of Immigrant Gateway
  • Judith Boss, Joseph Thomas. New Bedford, A pictorial History
  • Perry Bush. Rust Belt Resistance: How a Small Community Took On Big Oil and Won
  • Jennifer Cowie and Joseph Heathcott. Bey ond the Ruins: The Meanings of Deindustrialization
  • Juia Czerniak, Formerly Urban: Projecting Rustbelt Futures
  • Joe Day, “The iUrbanisms of Los Angeles” in Places Journal:
  • Margaret Dewar and June Manning Thomas. The City After Abandonment
  • Manny Diaz. Miami Transformed: Rebuilding America One Neighborhood, One City at a Time
  • Brian Dillon. Ruins (Documents of Contemporary Art)
  • Tim Edensor. Industrial Ruins: Space, Aesthetics, and Materiality
  • Douglas Farr. Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design With Nature
  • John Gallagher. Reimagining Detroit: Opportunities for Redefining an American City
  • John K. Grande and Edward Lucie-Smith. Art Nature Dialogues: Interviews With Environmental
  • Kristin Hass. Carried To the Wall
  • Dolores Hayden. The Power of Place
  •  Andrew Herscher. The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit
  • Steven High and David Lewis. Corporate Wasteland: The Landscape and Memory of Deindustrialization
  • Steven High. Industrial Sunset: The Making of North America’s Rust Belt, 1969-1984
  • David Hayman, “The aesthetic potential of sustainability” in Places Journal.
  • J.B. Jackson. The Necessity for Ruins
  • Justin Hollander, Polluted, and Dangerous: America’s Worst Abandoned Properties and What Can be Done About Them
  • William McDonough and Michael Braungart. Cradle to Cradle
  • Alan Mallach. Rebuilding America’s Legacy Cities: New Directions for the Industrial Heartland
  • Tim Morton, “Architecture without Nature”
  • David Nelson. New Bedford: A Postcard History (1898-1960)
  • Sacha Kagan. Art and Sustainability: Connecting Patterns for a Culture of Complexity
  • Michael Kammen. Mystic Chords of Memory
  • Corinna Kirsch, “Public Art and Sustainability” in ART 21 :
  • James Kunstler. Geography of Nowhere
  • Brent Ryan. Design after Decline: How America Rebuilds Shrinking Cities
  • Simon Schama. Landscape and Me
  • Nadia Wheatley and Donna Rawlins. My Place
  • Cathy Stanton. The Lowell Experiment: Public History in a Postindustrial City
  • Van Der Ryn, Sim and Stuart Cowan, Ecological Design
  • Nick Yablon.Untimely Ruins: An Archaeology of American Urban Modernity, 1819-1919
  • Catherine Wagley, “When Nature Takes Over” in ART 21
  • Julia Walker, “Sustainable Architecture: Style vs. Substance” in Art 21:
  • Susan M. Winchip. Sustainable Design for Interior Environments

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