Katherine Leah Pace
Urban Environmental Historian
An urban environmental historian with a background in social history and permaculture, I focus on the historic and contemporary interplay between water and social forces in Austin, Texas.
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Project MUSE - Forgetting Waller Creek: An Environmental History of Race, Parks, and Planning in Downtown Austin, Texas
Shifting terrains of risk: A history of natural hazards and displacement in three historic black communities of Central Austin, Texas
Wheatville was located in North Austin, on a bluff over Shoal Creek, which flanks the west side of Central Austin. Situated on high, flat, gently rolling land, it suffered neither drainage nor flood hazards. It is possible that the community's history begins before th
“We may expect nothing but shacks to be erected here”: An Environmental History of Downtown Austin’s Waterloo Park
Parks have long been implicated in the construction of racially inequitable urban spaces in the United States. Cities built and continue building more and better parks in