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Making sense of the city : local government, civic culture, and community life in urban America

Author: Robert B Fairbanks; Patricia Mooney-Melvin; Zane L Miller
Publisher: Columbus : Ohio State University Press, ©2001.
Series: Urban life and urban landscape series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Making Sense of the City explores the ways in which urbanites have attempted to confront the challenges of urban life during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In the spirit of Zane L. Miller, whom this volume honors, the nine contributors focus closely on the words and actions of individuals, institutions, and organizations who participated in the public discourse about what the city was or could be. Through  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Making sense of the city.
Columbus : Ohio State University Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)606658021
Named Person: Zane L Miller; Zane L Miller
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert B Fairbanks; Patricia Mooney-Melvin; Zane L Miller
ISBN: 0814208819 9780814208816
OCLC Number: 46777382
Notes: Festschrift in honor of Zane L. Miller.
Description: xi, 192 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Reconstituting city government : midcentury state constitution making, defining the municipal corporation, and the public welfare / Judith Spraul-Schmidt --
The medieval image in the modern mind : history, democracy, and turn-of-the-century American municipal governance / Alan I Marcus --
Advocating city planning in the public schools : the Chicago and Dallas experiences, 1911-1928 / Robert B. Fairbanks --
The boss becomes a manager : executive authority and city charter reform, 1880-1929 / Robert A. Burnham --
Before the neighborhood organization revolution : Cincinnati's neighborhood improvement associations, 1890-1940 / Patricia Mooney-Melvin --
Playing with democracy : municipal recreation, community organizing, and citizenship / Andrea Tuttle Kornbluh --
Making history : the search for civic and cultural identity in an American new town, 1940-1980 / Bradley D. Cross --
Giving meaning to democracy : the development of the fair housing movement in Cincinnati, 1945-1970 / Charles F. Casey-Leininger.
Series Title: Urban life and urban landscape series.
Responsibility: edited by Robert B. Fairbanks and Patricia Mooney-Melvin.
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"Making Sense of the City explores the ways in which urbanites have attempted to confront the challenges of urban life during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In the spirit of Zane L. Miller, whom this volume honors, the nine contributors focus closely on the words and actions of individuals, institutions, and organizations who participated in the public discourse about what the city was or could be. Through an examination of such topics as city charters, city planning texts, neighborhood organizations, municipal recreation programs, urban government reforms, urban identity, and fair housing campaigns, the authors offer insight into the process through which ideas about the nature of the city have affected action in the urban environment."--Jacket.

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