City: Urbanism and Its End / Edition 1

City: Urbanism and Its End / Edition 1

by Douglas W. Rae
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300107749

ISBN-13: 9780300107746

Pub. Date: 03/11/2005

Publisher: Yale University Press

This extraordinary book is both a richly textured portrait of New Haven, Connecticut, and the story of the rise and fall of American cities. Douglas Rae depicts the reasons for urban decline, explains why government spending has failed to restore urban vitality, and offers suggestions to enhance city life in the future.
“A terrific read, moving seductively

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This extraordinary book is both a richly textured portrait of New Haven, Connecticut, and the story of the rise and fall of American cities. Douglas Rae depicts the reasons for urban decline, explains why government spending has failed to restore urban vitality, and offers suggestions to enhance city life in the future.
“A terrific read, moving seductively from the minutiae of neighborhood history to grand global forces.”—Robert Putnam, author of Bowling Alone
“An extraordinarily detailed study of New Haven, tracing the city’s rise in the early part of the 20th century and its fall in the second half—an almost archetypal tale of the American city.”—Edward Rothstein, New York Times
“For anyone with the slightest interest in cities, this book is that rare combination: a must-read volume that you can’t put down.”—Planning Magazine
“[Rae] has provided the blueprint for the next generation of thinkers and city dwellers who debate the future of urban America. . . . A tour de force of research.”—Paul Bass, New Haven Advocate

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300107746
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
03/11/2005
Series:
The Institution for Social and Policy St
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
695,061
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Creative Destruction and the Age of Urbanism1
2Industrial Convergence on a New England Town35
3Fabric of Enterprise73
4Living Local113
5Civic Density141
6A Sidewalk Republic183
7Business and Civic Erosion, 1917-1950215
8Race, Place, and the Emergence of Spatial Hierarchy254
9Inventing Dick Lee287
10Extraordinary Politics: Dick Lee, Urban Renewal, and the End of Urbanism312
11The End of Urbanism361
12A City After Urbanism393
Notes433
Bibliography477
Acknowledgments499
Index503

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