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The transatlantic collapse of urban renewal : postwar urbanism from New York to Berlin

Author: Christopher Klemek
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2011.
Series: Historical studies of urban America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines how postwar thinkers from both sides of the Atlantic considered urban landscapes radically changed by the political and physical realities of sprawl, urban decay, and urban renewal. This  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Klemek
ISBN: 9780226441740 0226441741 9780226005959 022600595X
OCLC Number: 666234981
Description: x, 315 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: I Interlocking Foundations of the Urban Renewal Order 17 --
1 Atlantic Crossings of the Urban Renewal Order: From Interwar Berlin, via Wartime London, to Postwar Toronto 21 --
2 Assembling the Four Pillars: An Urban Renewal Order Takes Shape in the United States, 1934-65 48 --
II Converging Critiques of the Urban Renewal Order 79 --
3 Aesthetic Critiques: The Urbanist Establishment Rediscovers the Old City 83 --
4 Policy Objections: Social Scientists Question the Urban Renewal Order 102 --
5 Outsider's Revolt: Jane Jacobs and Outright Rejection from beyond the Urbanist Establishment 109 --
III The Transatlantic Collapse of the Urban Renewal Order 129 --
6 The First Wave of Resistance: Freeway Revolts 133 --
7 The Tide Shifts: Neighborhood Protectionism 143 --
8 A Bitter End? Self-Destruction by Democracy 161 --
IV Aftermath(s): Ideological Polarization and Political Struggle after the Fall of the Urban Renewal Order 175 --
9 New Left Urbanism vs. Neocon Urban Crisis: Divergent Intellectual Responses in the United States 179 --
10 The Anti-experts: Citizen Participation, Advocacy Planning, and the Urbanist Establishment 187 --
11 Nixon Urbanistes and "the Waterloo of Planning" 202 --
12 Softer Landings after the Fall: Divergent Legacies of the Urban Renewal Order 217.
Series Title: Historical studies of urban America.
Responsibility: Christopher Klemek.
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