The European Cities and Technology Reader is designed to be used on its own or as a companion volume to the accompanying European Cites and Technology textbook in the same series
The European Cities and Technology Reader is divided into three main sections presenting key readings on: Cities of the Industrial Revolution (to 1870), European Cities since 1870 and the Urban Technology Transfer.
Compiled as a reference source for students, this reader offers a deeper understanding of the historical role of technological change in urban development.
Introduction Part One: Cities of the Industrial Revolution (to 1870) 1. Industry and Urban Form in eighteenth-century Merthyr Chris Evans 2. Merthyr Tydfil in the mid-nineteenth century: the struggle for public health R.K.Grant 3. Increasing Fire-risks in Cities in an Age of Industrialisation C.F. Young 4. Victorian Cities and the Railways: approaches to a historical interpretation John R. Kellett 5. The Care Against the Historical Inevitability of Suburbs F.M. Thompson 6. The Development of Manchester's Industrial Region F.Vigier 7. Water for Manchester J.A. Hassan and E.R. Wilson 8. Urban Growth in Industrializing Scotland, 1750-1840 T.M. Devine 9. Improving the Clyde: the eighteenth-century phase John F. Riddell 10. Glasgow and the Clyde John F. Riddell 11. Letter to Glasgow Town Council: Proposal for Glasgow's water-supply from Loch Katrine W.J. Macquorn Rankine and J.Thompson 12. Productive Metropolis: London's industrial contribution Roy Porter 13. The London Milk Trade, 1860-1900 E.H. Whetham 14. London's Milk Supply, 1850-1900: a reinterpretation David Taylor 15. The Growth of London's Railway Milk Trade, c. 1845-1914 P.J. Atkins 16. Manufacturing in the Metropolis: the Dynamism and Dynamics of Parisian Industry at the Mid-Nineteenth Century Barrie M. Ratcliffe 17. A New Sewer-system for Paris David H. Pinkney Part Two: European Cities since 1870 18. Urban Transport and the Development of Glasgow's West End, 1830-1914 Michael Simpson 19. The Shredded Wheat Factory at Welwyn Garden City Richard J. Butterfield 20. The British Post-war Tower Block: technology and politics Miles Glendinning and Stefan Muthesius 21. Solving late-Victorian London's Traffic Problems Sir John Wolfe Barry 22. Building Selfridge's: construction on an American scale in a London setting Jeanne Catherine Lawrence 23. Paris and the Automobile Norma Evenson 24. The Paris Metro Norma Evenson 25. The Metropolis as a Construction: engineering structures in Berlin 1871-1914 Hans Kollhoff 26. Berlin: technological metropolis Thomas P. Hughes 27. Prefabricated House in Post-war Britain R.B.White 28. Urban Recontruction and Town Planning in Post-war Germany Jeffrey M. Diefendort Part Three: Urban Technology Transfer 29. The Development of Public Transportation in St. Petersburg, 1860-1914 James H. Bater 30. The Moscow Metro: product of indigenous technology or Western influence? Michael Robbins 31. Housing the Citizens in Soviet Russia, 1955-90; the tyranny of technology Blair A. Ruble 32. Allahabad: a sanitary history J.B. Harrison