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A fascinating book, a sort of fact-based, Whitman-esque grab bag with some nice photographs of the city and maps of racial distribution, voting patterns, same-sex-couple densities, poverty pockets, income levels and, yes, even skate parks. * Capitol Hill Times * Seattle Geographies, the brainchild of University of Washington professors, aims to decode what makes Seattle seem so simple and transparent on the surface, but so complex and contradictory when viewed over time and across political and social divides. * Seattle Times *
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Michael Brown is professor of geography at the University of Washington. Richard Morrill is professor emeritus of geography at the University of Washington.
Acknowledgments 1. Introducing Seattle Geographies Richard Morrill, William Beyers, and Michael Brown 2. Economic Geographies William Beyers, Richard Morrill, James W. Harrington, Charles W. Kauffman, Nicholas Velluzzi, Kam Wing Chan, and Spencer Cohen - Economic Geography of the Region Over Time - Geographies of Employment - Local Entrepreneurship - From Wheat to Wine - Trade with China - The Fifty-Year Career of an Economic Geographer 3. Global Geographies Matthew Sparke - The Competitive Global City - The Collaborative Global City - The Curative Global City 4. Rural Geographies David Barker, Anne Bonds, Jennifer Devine, Lucy Jarosz, Victoria Lawson, Lise Nelson, and Peter Nelson - Recent Demographic and Economic Trends - Beyond the Dominant Image - Rethinking the Rural Northwest 5. Political Geographies Larry Knopp, Richard Morrill, Steve Herbert, John Carr, Timothy Nyerges, Kevin Ramsey, Matthew W. Wilson, and Sarah Elwood - A Web of Jurisdictions - Electoral Geographies - The Paradoxes of Social Control in Seattle - Whose Public Space? - GIS and Regional Transportation Decision Making - The Alaskan Way Viaduct, Climate Change, and the Politics of Mobility - Coding Community - Nonprofit Organizations and the Urban Political Geographies of Seattle 6. Social Geographies Richard Morrill, Suzanne Davies Withers, Tony Sparks, Tricia Ruiz, Mark Ellis, Catherine Veninga, Kim England, Gary Simonson, Michael Brown, Sean Wang, and Larry Knopp - The People of Seattle - Riding Out the Storm - Notes from Seattle's Tent City 3 - Turning Back the Clock: The Resegregation of Seattle Public Schools - For Whom Did School Desegregation in Seattle Work? - Spatial Stories: Belltown, Denny Hill, and Pike Place Market - Gentrification and the "Stayers" of Columbia City - Queering Gay Space 7. Cultural Geographies Katharyne Mitchell and the 2010 Geography Undergraduate Honors Students: Mikail Aydyn Blyth, Ethan Boyles, Sofia Gogic, J. E. Kramak, Rita B. Lee, Hayley Pickus, George Roth, Anne Steinberg, Nicole S. Straub, Lola S. Stronach, and Carl Urness - The Salmon: Our (Conflicted) Heart - From Industrial to Postindustrial City - Coffee and the Era of the "Microsofty" - Reconnecting to the Earth - Grunge: Seattle's Alternative Music Scene - Diversity and Art in Seattle's Neighborhoods and Trails - The Olmsted Legacy - The Cultural Legacy of the WTO Appendixes Contributors Credits Index