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GEPL3050 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Gentrification, Open Society, Meritocracy

1 Geography of U.S. and Canada 082916 1. Development of Manhattan (see notes from last week) th th a. Central Park (1850s) runs from 59 to 110 occupying the middle of the island i. Idea: having a big open space with the gr...

Geography & Planning
GEPL3050
Hammel Daniel
GEPL3050 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Dominant Minority

Geography of U.S. and Canada 09212016 1. Southern Ontario (continued from last week) a. Canadian Cities and the Canadian difference i. The role of centralized planning 1. Higher densities 2. Metropolitan governance ii. The...

Geography & Planning
GEPL3050
Hammel Daniel
GEPL3050 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Appalachian Mountains, South Philadelphia, Arrium

Geography of U.S. and Canada 083116 1. Philadelphia and the MidAtlantic a. History i. Early Swedish settlement 1640 ii. William Penn 1682 1. Society of friends 2. Religious tolerance 3. Region settled throughout the 17 and...

Geography & Planning
GEPL3050
Hammel Daniel
GEPL3050 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: U.S. Steel, Deindustrialization

Geography of U.S. and Canada 09192016 1. Eastern Heartland Region continued a. Topography (see last weeks notes) b. Economy i. Agriculture more productive towards the west 1. Less rolling, better soil ii. Laced with coal 1...

Geography & Planning
GEPL3050
Hammel Daniel
GEPL3050 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: The Maritimes, Catholic Church, American Middle Class

Geography of U.S. and Canada 09282016 1. Atlanta a. History i. Minor agricultural center ii. Railroad junctions 1. Supply and distribution point 2. Became the center of the south b. Economy i. Trade (now global) ii. Financ...

Geography & Planning
GEPL3050
Hammel Daniel
GEPL3050 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Hitech

Geography of U.S. and Canada 090716 1. New England and Boston a. History of Boston i. Founded in 1630 1. Soon became capital of Massachusetts Bay Colony 2. By 1750 one of the largest cities in the colonies b. Economic Acti...

Geography & Planning
GEPL3050
Hammel Daniel
GEPL3050 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Miami Canal, Inland Port, Mollisol

Geography of U.S. and Canada 10172016 1. The Western Heartland a. Decline of the river cities i. St. Louis b. St. Louis i. Founded in 1764 by Laclede and Chouteau ii. First city of the American west, but rapidly eclipsed b...

Geography & Planning
GEPL3050
Hammel Daniel
GEPL3050 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Allegheny Front, Kodak, Gypsum

Geography of U.S. and Canada 09142016 1. European Settlement (continued from Monday) a. PEI and NB have similar histories i. NB still has a significant Francophone population ii. French speaking francophone b. Newfoundland...

Geography & Planning
GEPL3050
Hammel Daniel
GEPL3050 Lecture 11: 10-10-16

Geography of U.S. and Canada 10102016 1. New Orleans a. Physical environment i. Swampy and subtropical with mild winters ii. Low lying (significant amounts are below sea level) iii. Last suitable site for a major settlemen...

Geography & Planning
GEPL3050
Hammel Daniel
GEPL3050 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Cyrus Mccormick, Grain Elevator

Geography of U.S. and Canada 10262016 1. Chicago a. The region and the city (symbiosis) i. Transportation 1. Goods from outside world to the region 2. Goods from the region to the outside world a. Wood, corn, livestock ii....

Geography & Planning
GEPL3050
Hammel Daniel
GEPL3050 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Deindustrialization, Heavy Metals, World War I

Geography of U.S. and Canada 11022016 1. Effects of industrial decline in the Western Heartland a. Kansas City and the Great Plains i. The Region 1. Massive, fertile, agricultural region a. Wheat b. Cattle c. Oil and Miner...

Geography & Planning
GEPL3050
Hammel Daniel
GEPL3050 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Bessie Smith, Country Blues, Financial Capital

Geography of U.S. and Canada 10122016 1. Cultural Heritage a. The music i. Heartland of the country blues and thus the cradle of rock ii. Early blues were highly varied iii. Examples 1. John Hurt (18921966) a. Syncopated a...

Geography & Planning
GEPL3050
Hammel Daniel
GEPL3050 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Financial Capital, Hitech, Derangement

Geography of U.S. and Canada 09122016 1. Boston a. Structure i. The most automobile unfriendly city in America 1. Organic a. Winding roads b. Go around environment rather than up or over 2. Dense 3. Slow adoption of the ca...

Geography & Planning
GEPL3050
Hammel Daniel

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