The Celebration Chronicles: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Property Value in Disney's New Town by Andrew Ross | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Celebration Chronicles: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Property Value in Disney's New Town / Edition 1

Celebration Chronicles: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Property Value in Disney's New Town / Edition 1

by Andrew Ross
     
 

ISBN-10: 0345417526

ISBN-13: 2900345417526

Pub. Date: 09/28/2000

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Scholar and iconoclast Andrew Ross spent a year living in the much scrutinized, and often demonized, Celebration—the picture-perfect town that Disney is building for 20,000 people in the swamp and scrub of central Florida. Lavishly planned with a downtown center and newly minted antique homes, and front-loaded with an untraprogressive school, hospital, and

Overview

Scholar and iconoclast Andrew Ross spent a year living in the much scrutinized, and often demonized, Celebration—the picture-perfect town that Disney is building for 20,000 people in the swamp and scrub of central Florida. Lavishly planned with a downtown center and newly minted antique homes, and front-loaded with an untraprogressive school, hospital, and high-tech infrastructure, Celebration was to offer a fresh start in a world gone wrong. Yet behind the picket fences, gleaming facades, and "Kodak moment" streetscapes, Ross discovered a real place with real problems, and not a theme park village cooked u pthe the Imagineers. Compelling and wide-ranging in its analysis, The Celebration Chronicles provides a startlingly fresh perspective on the link between contemporary urban planning and corporate bottom lines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900345417526
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352

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