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The McKeesport Natural Gas Boom, 1919-1921

This article explores a short-lived but major natural gas boom in the area of McKeesport, Pennsylvania.  The discovery and exploitation of natural gas resources often displays a boom and bust cycle characterized by a rush of investment and production followed by resource exhaustion and falling pr

Dark futures: the loss of night in the contemporary city?

The artificial but widely held binary conceptions of day versus night find themselves condensed in cities where strategies to recalibrate the nocturnal urban landscape are abundant. This transformation requires considerable energies and technologies to facilitate illumination.