This authoritative and detailed review chronicles the events leading up to the regional plan of New York, 1929 and assesses its significance and influence on subsequent developments of New York. No-one has yet written up this major episode in American planning. It will be of interest to planners, architects and historians.
List of tables. List of figures. Introduction. The making of the New York metropolitan region. The emergence of a planning tradition. First steps towards a metropolitan regional plan. The search for scope and substance. Technical and ideological inputs. From survey to plan. Conflict amidst planning: three decisions. Carrying out the plan: 1929 to 1941. Plan and reality: 1965. The regional plan as artifact and process. Bibliography. Index.