- Academic Office Building 226
Assistant Professor of History
- PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2003
I am interested in how history is manifest in the metropolitan built environment, and how political structures, policy, and decision-making shape economic development. My current research explores urban policy in Chicago over the last half-century, and the consequences of "global city" aspirations for environmental and economic justice. My work on transportation policy links my interest in evolving food systems and urban food security with my interest in deindustrialization and globalization.
Links of Interest
Areas of Expertise
- United States Political and Policy History
- Urban and Metropolitan History
- The Built Environment and Environmental Justice
- Public Works and Transportation History
- Metropolitan Area Governance and Intergovernmental Relations
- Environmental History
- Louise Nelson Dyble. 2009. Paying the Toll: Local Power, Regional Politics, and the Golden Gate Bridge. University of Pennsylvania Press. Read More
- Sally Fairfax, Louise Nelson Dyble, Greig Tor Guthey, Lauren Gwin, Jennifer Sokolove, Monica Moore. 2012. California Cuisine and Just Food. MIT Press. Read More
- Louise Nelson Dyble. 2012. Landmark of Death: Safety, Responsibility, and the Question of a Suicide Barrier for the Golden Gate Bridge. In Where Minds and Matters Meet: Technology in California and the West, Volker Janssen, ed. University of California Press. Read More
- Louise Nelson Dyble. 2012. The Defeat of the Golden Gate Authority: Regional Planning and Local Power. Access, the Magazine of the UCTC. Spring. Read More
- Louise Nelson Dyble. 2012. Tolls and Control: The Chicago Skyway and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Journal of Planning History 11 (February). Read More
- Louise Nelson Dyble. 2011. Food Miles and the Politics of Localism. Transfers 1:3. Read More
- Louise Nelson Dyble. 2009. Reconstructing Transportation: Linking Tolls and Transit for Place-Based Mobility. Technology & Culture 50 (July). Read More
- “Toll Roads through the Calumet: Federalism and Environmental Justice in Gary and Chicago,” presented at the Urban History Conference, New York, NY, October 26, 2012.
- "Lessons from an Urban Megaproject: the Chicago Skyway," Presentation for the Lincoln Institute Infrastructure and Land Policies Conference, Cambridge, MA, June 5, 2012.
- “The History of the Chicago Skyway and the Future of Urban Infrastructure.” Presentation at the Great Cities Institute, University of Illinois, Chicago., March 8, 2012.
- “The Triumph of Home Rule Regionalism: The Conservatism of Environmental Politics in the San Francisco Bay Area,” presented at the Policy History Conference, Richmond, VA, June 7, 2012.
- Disconnecting Chicago: Transportation, Justice and Place in a Globalizing City. Research project focused on Chicago’s Calumet region in the late twentieth and twenty-first century.
- Paying for Pavement: Innovation and Controversy in Highway Financing. Examines historical and contemporary approaches to highway financing and administration at the state and local levels, and their implications for development, the environment, and decision-making.
- Building America: Planning, Engineering, and Development
- The Automobile in America
- Modern America
- United States History through Reconstruction
- United States History, Reconstruction to the Present