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ABSTRACTS This article weighs recent scientific evidence that the urbanization of Southern California has taken place during one of the most unusual episodes of climatic and seismic benignity in the last 3500 years. Official disaster and resource planning, moreover, has been based on...
ABSTRACTS Radical geographers often discuss how contemporary urban space is becoming increasingly violent and dangerous. They pay much less attention to the question of how to make this space safe. In contrast, detective fiction focuses precisely on how to take danger out of the city. It...
ABSTRACTS Indonesia, among the world's most culturally diverse countries, has long grappled with the issues of national unity. This paper explores the meanings of Medan Merdeka (Independence Square) in central Jakarta, Indonesia ‐ a particular site in which symbols for the abstract ideals of...
Book Reviewed in this article: Doug Aberly (Ed.) Boundaries of Home: Mapping for Local Empowerment. James Duncan and David Ley (Eds.) place/culture/representation. Robin Fisher and Hugh Johnston (Eds.) From Maps to Metaphors: Charles Jencks. Heteropolis: Los Angeles, the riots and the strange...
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