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?”
Two of Herb Block’s Political Cartoons, from the Library of Congress:
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.
1980 Election Results: National Map
1980s Revitalization of Downtown Waterfronts - resources
Reclaiming and Redeveloping the Tacoma Waterfront,
Shaping neighborhoods and nature: Urban political ecologies of urban waterfront transformations in Portland, Oregon, by Chris Hagerman, Department of Geography, Portland State University
Removing Freeways - Restoring Cities, Portland, OR Preservation Institute
Case Study - Portland, Oregon Some examples of best practice principles as other cities create lasting visions for their waterfronts.