Urban Economics and Land Use in America: The Transformation of Cities in the Twentieth Century / Edition 1

Urban Economics and Land Use in America: The Transformation of Cities in the Twentieth Century / Edition 1

by Alan Rabinowitz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0765614111

ISBN-13: 9780765614117

Pub. Date: 03/31/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This is a book about the reality of place in America, the events and influences that led to the America we recognize today. It is a book about the growth of American cities and their suburbs during the twentieth century, about institutions and metropolitan governance, about real estate development and finance, about housing and the lack of it, about the emergence

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This is a book about the reality of place in America, the events and influences that led to the America we recognize today. It is a book about the growth of American cities and their suburbs during the twentieth century, about institutions and metropolitan governance, about real estate development and finance, about housing and the lack of it, about the emergence and perhaps the eventual debilitation of cities and suburbs alike. Incorporating the thinking of visionary city planners and land use economists, the author presents a lucid primer on the economics of land, its development and usage, and on how things actually get done in the real estate industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765614117
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/31/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Tables and Figures
Acknowledgments
IIntroduction
1Overview3
2How Garden Cities Became the Standard for the Development of American Suburbs13
IISetting the Scene
3Generations of Babbitts and Ebenezers29
4Some Historical Themes and Sensibilities35
5Public Lands and the Native Population42
6Visions of the Twenty-first Century49
IIINotes on Suburbanization
7The Suburbs According to Richard T. Ely in 190257
8Patterns of Transportation and Metropolitanization, 1900-200066
IVThe Record: 1900-2000
9Structuring the Political Economy of America, 1900-3087
10Restructuring America: 1930 Through World War II117
11Restructuring Continued: The Fractious Postwar Period137
12Destructuring America, 1968-2000156
VLooking Onward
13The Metropolitan System in Gear185
14Remaking America in the Twenty-first Century198
App"A Short History of S&Ls"213
Notes219
Index241
About the Author259

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