Unbuilt Environments

Unbuilt Environments

Tracing Postwar Development in Northwest British Columbia

Book - 2017
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"In the latter half of the twentieth century, legions of industrial pioneers came to northwestern British Columbia with grand plans for mines, dams, and energy development schemes. Yet many of their projects never materialized or were simply abandoned mid-stream. Unbuilt Environments reveals that these failed resource projects had lasting effects on the natural and human environment. Drawing on a range of case studies to analyze the social and environmental impacts of unfinished projects, Jonathan Peyton considers development failure to be a productive concept in northwestern Canada. In this first analysis of the history of resource exploitation in this part of the world, he looks at the closed asbestos mine and town site at Cassiar, an abandoned rail grade (the Dease Lake Extension), an imagined series of hydroelectric installations (the Stikine-Iskut project), a failed LNG export facility (Dome Petroleum), and the much-debated Northwest Transmission Line. He finds that these unrealized projects and past developments continue to shape contemporary resource conflicts."
Publisher: Vancouver :, UBC Press,, [2017]
ISBN: 9780774833059
Branch Call Number: 330.9711 PEY
Characteristics: xxvi, 245 pages : illustrations, maps, charts ; 23 cm

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