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Dreaming the Rational City The Myth of American City Planning

ISBN-10: 0262521113

ISBN-13: 9780262521116

Edition: 1983

Authors: M. Christine Boyer

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Dreaming the Rational City is both a history of the city planning profession in the United States and a major polemical statement about the effort to plan and reform the American city. Boyer shows why city planning, which had so much promise at the outset for making cities more liveable, largely failed. She reveals planning's real responsibilities and goals, including the kind of "rational order" that was actually forseen by the planning mentality, and concludes that the planners have continuously served the needs of the dominant capitalist economy. M. Christine Boyer is an Associate Professor in the School
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 1983
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 3/20/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English