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Communities under Glass: The Neighborhood Unit Plan and Postwar Privatization

Benjamin Looker

in A Nation of Neighborhoods: Imagining Cities, Communities, and Democracy in Postwar America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226073989
eISBN:
9780226290454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290454.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

If wartime progressives touted the city neighborhood as groundwork for a more democratic civic life, their enthusiasm was matched by a 1940s upsurge of popular interest in neighborhood layout and ... More


The Origins of the New Town Movement

Rosemary Wakeman

in Practicing Utopia: An Intellectual History of the New Town Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226346038
eISBN:
9780226346175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226346175.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Chapter One discusses the origins of the new town movement, the garden city tradition, and the impact of both the First and the Second World War on urban planning. It examines early British and ... More


Getting the Neighborhood Back

Emily Talen

in Neighborhood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190907495
eISBN:
9780190907525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907495.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

While the opening up of the city and the loss of neighborhood identity was not universally lamented, many planners, sociologists, and social reformers reacted to the decline by trying to plan the ... More


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