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The Birth of City Planning in the United States, 1840-1917 (Creating the North American Landscape)

Опубликовано на портале: 25-11-2006
Изд-во: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003, 464 с.
Jon A. Peterson presents a sweeping narrative history of the origins of city planning in the United States, from its 19th-century antecedents to its flowering in the early 20th century. The text is supplemented by a selection of historic plans, illustrations and photographs.Topics covered in detail include the McMillan Plan for Washington, DC (the first comprehensive plan for an American city), the City Beautiful movement, the major planners - Daniel Burnham, Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr, Charles Mulford Robinson, John Nolen, and others - who led the planning movement; the ascendancy of a generalist approach to the shaping of the physical city, the role of the Progressive Era reform, and the emergence of city planning as a novel field of public endeavour. This book should appeal to students and scholars in urban studies, community planning, American history (the Guilded Age and Progressive Era), American studies, architectural and landscape history, as well as environmental and planning history, including practising professionals in related fields.

List of Illustrations
1 Introduction: Urban Planning in the American Past

PART I Antecedents of City Planning
2 Sanitary Reform and Landscape Values, 1840-1900
3 Civic Art, 1890-1900

PART II The Birth of an Ideal
4 The Nations First Comprehensive City Plan, 1900-1902
5 The Origins of the City Beautiful, 1897-1902
6 The Birth of the City Planning Ideal, 1902-1903
7 The New Planning Ideal and the Public Interest, 1902-1904
8 The Outburst of Great Civic Schemes, 1902-1905

PART III The Pioneer Planners and Their Plans
9 City Beautiful Planning: Dreams and Reality, 1905-1909
10 City Beautiful Planning: A Transitional Art, 1905-1909

PART IV A New Field of Public Endeavor
11 The Social Progressive Challenge, 1909
12 The Birth of City Planning, 1909-1910

PART V The Problem of Workability
13 An Elusive Quest, 1911-1917
14 Opportunistic Interventionism, 1911-1917
15 Epilogue: American Urban Planning as a Fragmented Art

Appendix: Notes to Table 14.1 Notes Index