Ale: Haussmannization of Paris (n.b. you've got some of the details of dates wrong --see Wikipedia entry)
A City can be seen as a palimpsest of the villages from which it grew. Baron Haussmann's design for Paris certainly changed its cultural geography in many ways ("destruction of the medieval city"). How could we summarize them? How could we document them? A few sites, and there are many more:

Around and About Paris By Thirza Vallois Volume 1: From the Dawn of Time to the Eiffel Tower Arrondissement 1-7: The Old Territory Introduction

The Paris created by Baron Haussmann during the reign of Napoleon III is, to a large extent, still the Paris of today. Supported by some, deprecated by others, he carved through the medieval city, doing away with many insalubrious streets to make room for the present bright broad avenues. By now, however, Haussmann's Paris is overlaid with the patina of time, medieval Paris is more of a film set than a reality and the fragments of 'villages' that the sharp observer can still spot here and there tend to blend into the more recent overall unity of their respective arrondissements. on 'villes et villages'
Sous l'Ancien Régime, l'aristocratie vivait au coude à coude avec le peuple; les somptueux hôtels du Marais voisinaient avec les échoppes et ateliers sans gêne pour personne. La grande bourgeoisie d'argent qui s'imposa au 19ème s'enferma à l'écart des zones populaires dans un ghetto de luxe créé à son usage par Haussmann qui en était issu. Deux raisons expliquent cette césure, toujours vivace. D'abord le concept d'Haussmann, visionnaire de l'Urbanisme moderne basé sur...

Some from Annie:

AUTHOR       Carmona, Michel.
TITLE        Haussmann. English.
TITLE        Haussmann : his life and times, and the making of modern Paris / 
               Michel Carmona ; translated from the French by Patrick
IMPRINT      Chicago : I. R. Dee, 2002.
CALL NO.     DC280.5.H3 C3713 2002.

AUTHOR       Jordan, David P., 1939-
TITLE        Transforming Paris : the life and labors of Baron Haussmann / by 
               David P. Jordan.
IMPRINT      New York : Free Press ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New 
               York : Maxwell Macmillan International, c1995.
CALL NO.     HT178.F72 P345 1995.

AUTHOR       Van Zanten, David, 1943-
TITLE        Building Paris : architectural institutions and the 
               transformation of the French capital, 1830-1870 / David Van 
IMPRINT      Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
CALL NO.     NA1050 .V358 1994.

AUTHOR       Sutcliffe, Anthony, 1942-
TITLE        Paris : an architectural history / Anthony Sutcliffe.
IMPRINT      New Haven : Yale University Press, 1993.
CALL NO.     NA1050 .S87 1993.

AUTHOR       Maneglier, Hervé.
TITLE        Paris impérial : la vie quotidienne sous le Second Empire / Hervé
IMPRINT      [Paris] : Armand Colin, [1990?]
CALL NO.     DC733 .M36 1990.
And one (for ILL) from Amazon: La modernite avant Haussmann. Formes de l'espace urbain a Paris, 1801-1853 by Karen Bowie (Author), François Loyer (Author), Marcel Roncayolo (Author)

The history of the city by Leonardo Benevolo (has a map of pre-Haussmann Paris)

see Christine Neville's paes and Neville's illustrations

Paris, a XIXth-century City (Musée d'Orsay)


Megan: Megalithic cultures

henges, dolmens, menhirs... Long Men
(see others...and hill figures, and Cerne Abbas Giant)
?what can we reconstruct/construct of the cultural geography of megalith builders? ?what's known?

Nancy: Scottish clans, or WV Coal, or ski geography
?manufacture of Celtic identity? OR ?how did coal transform a pioneer society?
see 2/3 of the way down the page section "On the Invention of Tradition"

Susannah: genealogy OR food

Zach: biosphere reserves?
people and Reserves: Managing to Conserve? (the relations between the Reserves and adjacent human populations)
ICT Development Showcase and UNESCO list ...and compare Property Rights Foundation of America, Inc. and Why the government is grabbing our land By Henry Lamb

Jaime: a Japanese something
?Shinto geography? ?kami on the ground? ?pilgrimages?
one of many shrine guides

AUTHOR Readicker-Henderson, Ed. 
TITLE The traveler's guide to Japanese pilgrimages / Ed Readicker- Henderson. 
IMPRINT New York : Weatherhill, 1995. 
CALL NO. BQ6450.J3 R43 1995. 

AUTHOR       Reader, Ian, 1949-
TITLE        Sendatsu and the development of contemporary Japanese
               pilgrimage / Ian Reader.
IMPRINT      Oxford (1 Church Walk, Oxford OX2 6NA) : Nissan Institute of 
               Japanese Studies, 1993.
CALL NO.     DS806 .N54 no. 17.

AUTHOR       Statler, Oliver.
TITLE        Japanese pilgrimage / Oliver Statler.
IMPRINT      New York : Morrow, 1983.
CALL NO.     BQ6450.J32 S48674 1983.

AUTHOR       Statler, Oliver.
TITLE        Japanese pilgrimage [videorecording] :  the pilgrimage to the 
               eighty-eight sacred places of Shikoku / a film by Oliver 
IMPRINT      Honolulu, Hawaii : Veda Film, [199?]
CALL NO.     BQ6450.J32 S486741 1992.

Matt: Adirondacks

AUTHOR       Tolles, Bryant Franklin, 1939-
TITLE        Resort hotels of the Adirondacks : the architecture of a summer 
               paradise, 1850-1950 / Bryant F. Tolles, Jr.
IMPRINT      Hanover [N.H.] : University Press of New England, c2003.
CALL NO.     TX909 .T6 2003.

AUTHOR       McMartin, Barbara.
TITLE        Perspectives on the Adirondacks : a thirty-year struggle by 
               people protecting their treasure / Barbara McMartin.
IMPRINT      Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2002.
CALL NO.     F127.A2 M366 2002.

AUTHOR       Teall, Edna A. West, 1881-1968.
TITLE        Adirondack tales : a girl grows up in the Adirondacks in the 
               1880s / Edna West Teall ; with forty paintings by the author.
IMPRINT      Jay, N.Y. : Published by Adirondack Life, c2001.
CALL NO.     F127.A2 T4 2001.

AUTHOR       Horrell, Jeffrey L., 1952-
TITLE        Seneca Ray Stoddard : transforming the Adirondack wilderness in 
               text and image / Jeffrey L. Horrell.
IMPRINT      Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 1999.
CALL NO.     TR721 .H65 1999.

AUTHOR       Schneider, Paul, 1962-
TITLE        The Adirondacks : a history of America's first wilderness / Paul 
IMPRINT      New York : Henry Holt, 1997.
CALL NO.     F127.A2 S35 1997.

AUTHOR       Stoddard, Seneca Ray, 1844-1917.
TITLE        Early days in the Adirondacks : the photographs of Seneca Ray 
               Stoddard / [edited] by Jeanne Winston Adler ; foreword by John 
IMPRINT      New York : H.N. Abrams, 1997.
CALL NO.     F127.A2 S764 1997.

AUTHOR       Kaiser, Harvey H., 1936-
TITLE        Great camps of the Adirondacks / Harvey H. Kaiser.
IMPRINT      Boston : D. R. Godine, 1982 (1996 printing)
CALL NO.     NA7575 .K34 1982.


Jessica: Appalachia