City: Urbanism and Its End

By: Douglas W. Rae

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How did neighbourhood groceries, parish halls, factories and even saloons contribute more to urban vitality than did the fiscal might of postwar urban renewal? With a novelist's eye for telling detail, Douglas Rae depicts the features that contributed most to city life in the early "urbanist" decades of the 20th century. Rae's subject is New Haven, Connecticut, but the lessons he draws apply to many American cities. This text begins with a richly textured portrait of New Haven in the early 20th century, a period of centralized manufacturing, civic vitality and mixed-use neighbourhoods. As social and economic conditions changed, the city confronted its end of urbanism first during the Depression, and then very aggressively during the mayoral reign of Richard C. Lee (1954-70), when New Haven led the nation in urban renewal spending. But government spending has repeatedly failed to restore urban vitality. Rae argues that strategies for the urban future should focus on nurturing the unplanned civic engagements that make mixed-use city life so appealing and so civilized. Cities need not reach their old peaks of population, or look like thriving suburbs, to be once again splendid places for human beings to live and work. 516 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: History::American History; United States; History; ISBN: 0300095775. ISBN/EAN: 9780300095777. Inventory No: 248018. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Hardcover

Title: City: Urbanism and Its End

Author Name: Douglas W. Rae

Categories: American History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New haven, Yale University Press: 2003

ISBN Number: 0300095775

ISBN Number 13: 9780300095777

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good Condition

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 248018

Keywords: BZDB43 American History History::American History; United States; History; City Urbanism and Its End Douglas W Rae Hardcover,