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Urban Decay By Laura Russell
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In Laura Russell’s hometown of Saginaw, Michigan, decades of poverty and the decline of the automotive business are creating an urban blight that is heartbreaking. Lost factory jobs lead to... More > lost homes as families struggle to survive. These homes become bank property then gang territory, then arson targets before finally succumbing to city bulldozers. In this moving, emotional book, photographs of burned out, boarded-up, homes—once proud family homes—are paired with Laura's original poetry about a once-vibrant neighborhood and the decay of the American dream. Urban Decay presents 30 photographs, all taken on one cold morning, in one small neighborhood—an area about seven blocks by three blocks. Two poems, introductory text and a map of the burned out houses accompany the photographs.< Less
State of Decay (Part One) By Sims.99 Centsebooks
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My name is Melody Carter. A Boeing 767 fell from the sky and wiped out most of my neighborhood. But, that's the least of my worries. My list of "Things I'm Most Worried About" shifted... More > dramatically when my dad told me that charred corpses tried to make a meal out of their rescuers ... I'm thinking yours would too. This is the beginning of my story. It's not for the faint of heart. Despite what you’ve been told, the Apocalypse doesn’t begin with fire raining down from the heavens, nor does it begin with the human race falling down on their faces in supplication before a triumphant god. No, the sounds of the Apocalypse are much more terrifying than that, and I should know … I’ve heard them, and hearing the world tumble into chaos around me is not something I’ll ever forget.< Less
Neighborhood Regeneration Through New Patterns of Urban Public Space By Ran Ran
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Like many other decayed downtown areas in the U.S, the one in Montgomery, AL has neighborhood streets and roads which are now used primarily for automobiles. Numerous vacant spaces and degraded... More > buildings and structures are left because of the rise of personal automobiles and the consequent urban sprawl. This project attempts to find more options for people to use the decayed downtown neighborhood area and live a better life, drawing on existing physical and cultural conditions. It seeks to get rid of the limitation of the excessive automobile-based development and return to the city what people and the world really want and need.< Less
Neighborhood Regeneration Through New Patterns of Urban Public Space By Ran Ran
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Like many other decayed downtown areas in the U.S, the one in Montgomery, AL has neighborhood streets and roads which are now used primarily for automobiles. Numerous vacant spaces and degraded... More > buildings and structures are left because of the rise of personal automobiles and the consequent urban sprawl. This project attempts to find more options for people to use the decayed downtown neighborhood area and live a better life, drawing on existing physical and cultural conditions. It seeks to get rid of the limitation of the excessive automobile-based development and return to the city what people and the world really want and need.< Less
Naomi Safran-Hon: House Without Home By Susan Issacs & Laura Amussen
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The exhibition and catalogue House Without Home investigates Naomi Safran-Hon’s (b. 1984) relationship to Israel and its ongoing conflict. She begins by photographing the interiors of abandoned... More > buildings in Wadi Salib, a neighborhood in the heart of downtown Haifa, Israel, where the artist grew up. Printed images of dilapidated architectural structures are wrought with layers of peeling paint and crumbling plaster. Figuratively speaking, Safran-Hon rebuilds these dilapidated structures through constructive means, by adding bits of lace and pushing cement through the holes, as if preserving the former inhabitants’ stories and memories. The contrasts between photo and paint, lace and cement, come together seamlessly, creating paintings which are multi-layered, not only in process but in content. Powerful images reveal that home is no longer a haven. The works speak of loss and absence, void of the people displaced by war and conflict who once inhabited these now desolate places.< Less
Breaking Broken Windows: A Multivariate Approach to the Effects of Crime and Urban Decline By Emily J. Moore
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Broken windows theory suggests that neighborhood disorder, including physical deterioration and large-scale accumulations of graffiti and trash, routinely occur in many urban communities. Research on... More > community disorder suggests that signs of community disorganization and decay increase individuals’ perceived risks of criminal victimization and their subsequent fear of crime. The purpose of this study is to determine whether certain conditions found within communities have an effect on an individual’s level of fear.< Less
Breaking Broken Windows: A Multivariate Approach to the Effects of Crime and Urban Decline By Emily J. Moore
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Broken windows theory suggests that neighborhood disorder, including physical deterioration and large-scale accumulations of graffiti and trash, routinely occur in many urban communities. Research on... More > community disorder suggests that signs of community disorganization and decay increase individuals’ perceived risks of criminal victimization and their subsequent fear of crime. The purpose of this study is to determine whether certain conditions found within communities have an effect on an individual’s level of fear.< Less
Last Stop By Dane Mainella
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A photographic essay on the diverse outskirts of New York City. Photographer Dane Mainella went to the last stop of every NYC subway line to document the surrounding neighborhood. The resulting... More > slivers of the city's outline—taken between the years 2015 and 2017—string together Mainella's quiet but determined vision of stark, yet strangely elating, 21st century American decay.< Less
The Mutineer: A Romance of Pitcairn Island By Louis Becke
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The Mutineer: A Romance of Pitcairn Island by Louis Becke and Walter Jeffery: The tale of the revolt of His Majesty's outfitted boat Bounty, which expedited the organizing of the Pitcairn... More > neighborhood, is well known. All that ought to be told here is from Tahiti with a payload of breadfruit trees for planting in the West Indies, the expert's mate, Fletcher Christian, and alternates of the group mutinied. Throwing loose the Commander, Lieutenant William Bligh, and eighteen unwavering officers in the boat's vessel, the double-crossers cruised the Bounty back to Tahiti, then to Tubuai in the Austral Group. There, relations with the tenants soon decayed and, impelled by the alarm of disclosure and capture, eight of the rebels set cruise with Christian in venture of an uninhabited island, secure from the outside planet. To help them the men brought with them six Tahitian men and, to take care of them and be their partners, twelve Tahitian ladies.< Less
My Street Looks Like America By Thomas Curley
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“Having grown up in South Philadelphia" the author writes, "I found inspiration in what might be otherwise considered wretched places filled with broken glass, rusted fences, decaying... More > factories, and trash-strewn neighborhoods. I remember, at 5 or 6 years old, being fascinated with a dandelion that grew from a crevice in concrete. There were few flowers or trees in South Philadelphia then. Discovering hidden beauty in a coarse environment set the stage for a lifetime of seeking it." In this collection of poetry by writer Thomas Curley, the author uses the street where he lives as an analogous metaphor for a changing and evolving 21st Century American social landscape. Curley’s street that looks like America is our own street, and the poem is a work for all of us. It serves as a snapshot of 21st Century America as a place in the midst of change and redefinition of itself.< Less

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