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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
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 298
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“Contesting Peace in the Postwar City is key reading for urban and peace and conflict scholars. In this impressive and meticulously researched book, Gusic reflects on the ways in which divisions are routinised in the everyday landscape of divided cities and skilfully investigates how change and continuity are governed in postwar urban spaces. The book provides rich empirical material from the cities of Mostar, Mitrovica and Belfast, drawing on nuanced fieldwork insights.” —Stefanie Kappler, Durham University, UK “Ivan Gusic sets out a powerful, theoretically critical and empirically rich account of the trajectories of cities after war. The strength of the work is that it brings an understanding of the urban condition into relation with ethno-national conflict and the survival of violence. Gusic unsettles dominant narratives in peace studies by offering a grounded evaluation of three cities coming out of violence and points to the importance of place in peacebuilding processes.” —Brendan Murtagh, Queen’s University Belfast, UK “Detailed case studies of Belfast, Mitrovica and Mostar show how cities are often engines of what Ivan Gusic calls ‘war in peace’. This on-trend study combines the latest research from critical urban studies with peace and conflict studies to produce a very accessible and internationally relevant book. It is highly recommended.” —Roger Mac Ginty, Durham University, UK This book explores why the postwar city reinforces rather than transcends its continuities of war in peace. It theorises war-to-peace transitions as conflicts over how to socio-politically order society and then analyses different urban conflicts over peace(s) in postwar Belfast (Northern Ireland), Mitrovica (Kosovo) and Mostar (Bosnia-Herzegovina). Focusing on themes such as educational segregation, clientelism, fear, paramilitaries, and infrastructure, it shows how conflict lines from war are perpetuated in and by the postwar city. Yet it also discovers instances where antagonisms are bridged by utilising the postwar city’s transcending potential. While written in the nexus between peace research and urban studies, this book also speaks to political geography, international relations, anthropology, and planning.

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.

Belfast Urban Area Plan

Belfast Urban Area Plan

  • Author: Building Design Partnership, Belfast
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: City planning
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The Highway Engineer

The Highway Engineer

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Highway engineering
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Belfast Urban Area Plan

Belfast Urban Area Plan

Further Statement

  • Author: Northern Ireland. Department of Housing, Local Government and Planning
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Cities and towns
  • Page: 15
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