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

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Though he says the US did an impressive job at finding room for an extra 200 million people during the 20th century, Rabinowitz believes with others that it could have done better than end up with the sprawly, inequitable metropolitan area that are scattered across the landscape. The first half of his treatment provides a context for urban development as it was understood by Americans about 1900. Then he chronicles the changes in political and economic life of the nation; and ends by discussing globalization, terrorism, and governance as they apply to American metropolises since the 9-11 attack. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765614117
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/31/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Tables and Figures
I Introduction
1 Overview 3
2 How Garden Cities Became the Standard for the Development of American Suburbs 13
II Setting the Scene
3 Generations of Babbitts and Ebenezers 29
4 Some Historical Themes and Sensibilities 35
5 Public Lands and the Native Population 42
6 Visions of the Twenty-first Century 49
III Notes on Suburbanization
7 The Suburbs According to Richard T. Ely in 1902 57
8 Patterns of Transportation and Metropolitanization, 1900-2000 66
IV The Record: 1900-2000
9 Structuring the Political Economy of America, 1900-30 87
10 Restructuring America: 1930 Through World War II 117
11 Restructuring Continued: The Fractious Postwar Period 137
12 Destructuring America, 1968-2000 156
V Looking Onward
13 The Metropolitan System in Gear 185
14 Remaking America in the Twenty-first Century 198
App "A Short History of S&Ls" 213
Notes 219
Index 241
About the Author 259
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