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This week in Maps & Cityscapes we take 3 brief vignettes into: Political Cartoons; 1980 Election Results; and 1980s Revitalization of Downtown Waterfronts.


Political Cartoons: Reagan era


What is the comparison in this cartoon? Who and what are being portrayed?

Reagan-Era Cartoon (from the Milwaukee Journal):


“Are you better off now than you were a year ago?”
http://www.watchingamerica.com/orientalmorningnews000002.shtml

Two of Herb Block’s Political Cartoons, from the Library of Congress:

Invasion of the corporate body snatchers, April 21, 1985, Published in the Washington Post. Library of Congress.
http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/swann/herblock/invasion.html

Arms payoff for hostage release, November 11, 1986, Published in the Washington Post. Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/swann/herblock/invasion.html

Additional Resource: Link to Newspaper article:
Iran Payment Found Diverted To Contras; Reagan Security Adviser And Aide Are Out, 11/25/1986, By BERNARD WEINRAUB, Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES. Digital History.
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/1125.html#article


1980 Election Results: National Map


Link to this map and accompanying detailed results. You can visit state results from left sidebar on this page.
http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/index.html


1980s Revitalization of Downtown Waterfronts - resources

Tacoma
Reclaiming and Redeveloping the Tacoma Waterfront,

http://www.cityoftacoma.org/Page.aspx?nid=538

Jamison Square, The first park in the redeveloped River District.

Portland
Shaping neighborhoods and nature: Urban political ecologies of urban waterfront transformations in Portland, Oregon,
by Chris Hagerman, Department of Geography, Portland State University
http://www.sciencedirect.com/..1c096b9906b6b57f6

Removing Freeways - Restoring Cities, Portland, OR Preservation Institute
http://www.preservenet.com/freeways/FreewaysHarbor.html

Case Study - Portland, Oregon Some examples of best practice principles as other cities create lasting visions for their waterfronts.
http://www.planphilly.com/book/export/html/314