Transatlantic Collapse of Urban Renewal Postwar Urbanism from New York to Berlin
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Description: The Transatlantic Collapse of Urban Renewalexamines how postwar thinkers from both sides of the Atlantic considered urban landscapes radically changed by the political and physical realities of sprawl, urban decay, and urban renewal. With a sweep that encompasses New York, London, Berlin, Philadelphia, and Toronto, among others, Christopher Klemek traces changing responses to the challenging issues that most affected the lives of the world’s cities. In the postwar decades, the principles of modernist planning came to be challenged—in the grassroots revolts against the building of freeways through urban neighborhoods, for instance, or by academic critiques of slum clearance policy agendas—and then began to collapse entirely. Over the 1960s, several alternative views of city life emerged among neighborhood activists, New Left social scientists, and neoconservative critics. Ultimately, while a pessimistic view of urban crisis may have won out in the United States and Great Britain, Klemek demonstrates that other countries more successfully harmonized urban renewal and its alternatives. Thismuch anticipated book provides one of the first truly international perspectives on issues central to historians and planners alike, making it essential reading for anyone engaged with either field.
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List price: $31.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/12/2012
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
|Introduction: The Final Frontier|
|Interlocking Foundations of the Urban Renewal Order|
|Atlantic Crossings of the Urban Renewal Order: From Interwar Berlin, via Wartime London, to Postwar Toronto|
|Assembling the Four Pillars: An Urban Renewal Order Takes Shape in the United States, 1934-65|
|Converging Critiques of the Urban Renewal Order|
|Aesthetic Critiques: The Urbanist Establishment Rediscovers the Old City|
|Policy Objections: Social Scientists Question the Urban Renewal Order|
|Outsider's Revolt: Jane Jacobs and Outright Rejection from beyond the Urbanist Establishment|
|The Transatlantic Collapse of the Urban Renewal Order|
|The First Wave of Resistance: Freeway Revolts|
|The Tide Shifts: Neighborhood Protectionism|
|A Bitter End? Self-Destruction by Democracy|
|Aftermath(s): Ideological Polarization and Political Struggle after the Fall of the Urban Renewal Order|
|New Left Urbanism vs. Neocon Urban Crisis: Divergent Intellectual Responses in the United States|
|The Anti-experts: Citizen Participation, Advocacy Planning, and the Urbanist Establishment|
|Nixon Urbanistes and "the Waterloo of Planning"|
|Softer Landings after the Fall: Divergent Legacies of the Urban Renewal Order|
|Conclusion: First We Take Manhattan, Then We Take Berlin|