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Author Parrinello, Giacomo, author

Title Fault lines : earthquakes and urbanism in modern Italy / Giacomo Parrinello
Published New York : Berghahn Books, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource
Series The environment in history : international perspectives ; volume 6
Environment in history ; v. 6
Contents Introduction. Can earthquakes speak? -- Pt. I. The 1908 Messina earthquake. 1. The 1908 Messina earthquake -- 2. Urban reform 1880-1908 -- 3. The modern city 1909-1943
Pt. II. The 1968 Belice Valley earthquake. 4. The 1968 Belice Valley earthquake -- 5. Rural modernity 1933-1967 -- 6. Urbanized countryside 1968-1993 -- Conclusion: Fault lines
Summary Earth's fractured geology is visible in its fault lines. It is along these lines that earthquakes occur, sometimes with disastrous effects. These disturbances can significantly influence urban development, as seen in the aftermath of two earthquakes in Messina, Italy, in 1908 and in the Belice Valley, Sicily, in 1968. Following the history of these places before and after their destruction, this book explores plans and developments that preceded the disasters and the urbanism that emerged from the ruins. These stories explore fault lines between "rural" and "urban," "backwardness" and "development," and "before" and "after," shedding light on the role of environmental forces in the history of human habitats
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject City planning -- Italy -- Messina.
City planning -- Italy.
Earthquake engineering -- Italy -- Belice River Valley.
Earthquake engineering -- Italy -- Messina.
Earthquake resistant design -- Italy -- Belice River Valley.
Earthquake resistant design -- Italy -- Messina.
Earthquakes -- Italy -- Belice River Valley -- History -- 20th century.
Earthquakes -- Italy -- Messina -- History -- 20th century.
Messina (Italy) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1782389512 (electronic bk.)
9781782389514 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Earthquakes and urbanism in modern Italy