Public Works and Potomac River Pollution:
Washington lawyer James Moeller brings readers a story of the bureaucratic rivalries and political drama surrounding Blue Plains. Itís a story with a happy ending, as the largest sewage treatment plant in the world transformed the Potomac River from an open sewer to the pride of the Washington region.
The Corps of Engineers and Water Resource: Essay #28 in the
This essay, written by a former senior historian in the Office of History, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is a fascinating look at the influence the Corps had on U.S. water resources amidst the nationís rapid industrialization and urbanization. It is a story of the Corpsí struggle to balance centralized versus decentralized administration, determine the appropriate level of federal versus non-federal responsibility in public works, and discriminate between engineering responsibility and political realities.
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The Politics of Congestion: Essay #20
This case study examines the history of freeway politics in Milwaukee City and County from public policy, legal, social, and environmental perspectives.
Water Fountains in the Cityscape: Essay #30
Fresh wateróitís a key element of life and holds great cultural significance, but itís largely unseen. This full-color book brings water to the forefront by exploring selected cases of the variety of water fountains throughout the world that put water on display. An international array of 11 authors put a historical perspective on fountains by discussing some beautiful and unique fountains in terms their function, architecture, aesthetics, and social environment.