The Making of Urban America: A History of City Planning in the United States / Edition 1

The Making of Urban America: A History of City Planning in the United States / Edition 1

by John William Reps
     
 

This comprehensive survey of urban growth in America has become a standard work in the field. From the early colonial period to the First World War, John Reps explores to what extent city planning has been rooted in the nation's tradition, showing the extent of European influence on early communities. Illustrated by over three hundred reproductions of maps, plans,

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This comprehensive survey of urban growth in America has become a standard work in the field. From the early colonial period to the First World War, John Reps explores to what extent city planning has been rooted in the nation's tradition, showing the extent of European influence on early communities. Illustrated by over three hundred reproductions of maps, plans, and panoramic views, this book presents hundreds of American cities and the unique factors affecting their development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691006185
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
06/15/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
10.34(w) x 8.38(h) x 1.54(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
1European Planning on the Eve of American Colonization1
2The Spanish Towns of Colonial America26
3The Towns of New France56
4Town Planning in the Tidewater Colonies88
5New Towns in a New England115
6New Amsterdam, Philadelphia, and Towns of the Middle Colonies147
7Colonial Towns of Carolina and Georgia175
8Pioneer Cities of the Ohio Valley204
9Planning the National Capital240
10Boulevard Baroque and Diagonal Designs263
11Gridiron Cities and Checkerboard Plans294
12Cemeteries, Parks, and Suburbs: Picturesque Planning in the Romantic Style325
13Cities for Sale: Land Speculation in American Planning349
14Towns by the Tracks382
15The Towns the Companies Built414
16Cities of Zion: The Planning of Utopian and Religious Communities439
17Minor Towns and Mutant Plans475
18Chicago Fair and Capital City: The Rebirth of American Urban Planning497
Notes on the Illustrations527
Note on Cartographic Research Methods541
Acknowledgments543
Bibliography545
Index563

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