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The Belfast Urban Motorway

The Belfast Urban Motorway

Engineering, Ambition and Social Conflict

  • Author: Wesley Johnston
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781780730479
  • Category: City planning
  • Page: 232
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In the heady days of 1967 the Northern Ireland government announced the construction of an elevated, three-lane motorway encircling Belfast City Centre. Ten years later the plan was dead, only to be resurrected in a different form. This is the story of the road and its many related issues - from inception to the present day.

Planning Aspects of the Belfast Urban Motorway

Planning Aspects of the Belfast Urban Motorway

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Stewart Parker

Stewart Parker

A Life

  • Author: Marilynn Richtarik
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0191655163
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
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Born in Belfast during World War II, raised in a working-class Protestant family, and educated on scholarship at Queen's University, writer Stewart Parker's story is in many ways the story of his generation. Other aspects of his personal history, though, such as the amputation of his left leg at age 19, helped to create an extraordinarily perceptive observer and commentator. Steeped in American popular culture as a child and young adult, he spent five years teaching in the United States before returning to Belfast in August 1969, the same week British troops responded to sectarian disturbances there. Parker had developed a sense of writing as a form of political action in the highly charged atmosphere of the US in the late 1960s, which he applied in many and varied capacities throughout the worst years of the Troubles to express his own socialist and secular vision of Northern Irish potential. As a young aspiring poet and novelist, he supported himself with free-lance work that brought him into contact with institutions ranging from BBC Northern Ireland to the Irish Times (for which he wrote personal columns and the music review feature High Pop) and from the Queen's University Extramural Department to Long Kesh internment camp (where his creative writing students included Gerry Adams). It is as a playwright, however, that Parker earned a permanent spot in the literary canon with drama that encapsulates his experience of Northern Ireland in the 1970s. Marilynn Richtarik's Stewart Parker: A Life illuminates the genesis, development, and meaning of such classic plays as Spokesong, Northern Star, and Pentecost - works that continue to shed light on the North's past, present, and future - in the context of Parker's life and times. Meticulously researched and engagingly written, this critical biography rewards general readers and specialists alike.

Contesting Peace in the Postwar City

Contesting Peace in the Postwar City

Belfast, Mitrovica and Mostar

  • Author: Ivan Gusic
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • ISBN: 3030280918
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Planned Violence

Planned Violence

Post/Colonial Urban Infrastructure, Literature and Culture

  • Author: Elleke Boehmer,Dominic Davies
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319913883
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 349
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This book brings the insights of social geographers and cultural historians into a critical dialogue with literary narratives of urban culture and theories of literary cultural production. In so doing, it explores new ways of conceptualizing the relationship between urban planning, its often violent effects, and literature. Comparing the spatial pasts and presents of the post-imperial and post/colonial cities of London, Delhi and Johannesburg, but also including case studies of other cities, such as Chicago, Belfast, Jerusalem and Mumbai, Planned Violence investigates how that iconic site of modernity, the colonial city, was imagined by its planners — and how this urban imagination, and the cultural and social interventions that arose in response to it, made violence a part of the everyday social life of its subjects. Throughout, however, the collection also explores the extent to which literary and cultural productions might actively resist infrastructures of planned violence, and imagine alternative ways of inhabiting post/colonial city spaces.

The Highway Engineer

The Highway Engineer

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Highway engineering
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The motorway achievement

The motorway achievement

Building the network

  • Author: Ron Bridle,William James McCoubrey
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780727731982
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 657
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This volume presents detailed and comprehensive accounts of the construction of the motorway network, associated structures and who was involved. Each of the ten chapters focuses on a specific region of the UK, providing a background history of the area and its roads.

The Belfast Gazette

The Belfast Gazette

  • Author: Northern Ireland
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Gazettes
  • Page: N.A
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