Urban Planning and Civic Order in Germany, 1860-1914

Urban Planning and Civic Order in Germany, 1860-1914

by Brian Ladd
     
 

Ladd describes the struggle of prosperous German bourgeois leaders to bring order to their rapidly growing cities during the tumultuous age of industrial expansion in the decades before World War I. He sets the emerging theory and practice of city planning in the context of debates about the nature of the modern city and the possibility of improving society by… See more details below

Overview

Ladd describes the struggle of prosperous German bourgeois leaders to bring order to their rapidly growing cities during the tumultuous age of industrial expansion in the decades before World War I. He sets the emerging theory and practice of city planning in the context of debates about the nature of the modern city and the possibility of improving society by regulating its physical environment. In so doing, he reveals the extent to which modern city planning is a product of the aspirations, prejudices, and frustrations of the German burghers who created it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674931152
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1990
Series:
Harvard Historical Studies Series, #106
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
6.45(w) x 9.62(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. German Cities in the Limelight

2. Public Health and Public Works

3. City Extension Planning

4. Urban Aesthetics and the New Planning of the 1890's

5. The "Housing Question" and the "Social Question"

6. Growth, Speculation, and Comprehensive Planning

7. Civic Pride, Municipal Enterprise, and the Urban Environment

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Index

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