Model City Blues Urban Space and Organized Resistance in New Haven

ISBN-10: 1592136044

ISBN-13: 9781592136049

Edition: 2008

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List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 5/18/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
The Interstate and the Demonstration City: Master Planning and Maximum Feasible Participation
Contested Spaces in a Model City
Neighborhoods and Movement Spaces on the Ring Road Map
Mapping the Story
"The Ghosts of Oak Street's Paved Ravines": The Oak Street Project, the Construction of Public Consensus, and the Birth of a Slumless City
The Planning Tableau and the Experts' Dilemma
Creating Consensus and Illustrating Progress
The Progress Pavilion: "Watch the Picture Change!"
"Very Minimum" Dissent
On Dixwell Avenue: Civil Rights and the Street
The Mayor's Proposal
Two Dixwells, One Corner
A New Kind of Project
Taking the Street
Understanding the Avenue
Remaking "New Haven's Harlem"
The Hill Neighborhood Union and Freedom Summer North: Citizen Participation and Movement Spaces in a "Project Area"
The Hill
The Hill Neighborhood Union
The Hill Rent Strikes
The Freedom School
The Children's Park
Hill Cooperative Housing
The National Commission on Urban Problems: "Too Many People Are a Blighting Influence"
Maximum Feasible Urban Management: The "Automatic" City and the Hill Parents' Association
Hill Reconnaissance
A Particular Kind of "Model"
The Hill Parents' Association
Bracing for Summer
Renewal, Riot, and Resistance: Reclaiming "Model Cities"
The Riot
A "War Zone" on Congress Avenue
The Aftermath
Whose "Model Cities"?
The City and the Six-Lane Highway: Bread and Roses and Parking Garages
Bread and Roses
Unmasking the Ring Road
Route 34: "Like Blowing into a Hurricane"
The Language of Agitation
Public Rehearings
People Against the Garage
"You Can't Argue with Concrete"
Downtown Lives and Palaces: From "A Space of Freedom" to "A Space of Exclusion"
The Strand Hotel
The Park Plaza
Defining Home
"Clear a Space": Fighting for a Different Downtown
"Pulling Power, Buying Power, Growing Power"
Between the Strand and the Plaza
Conclusion: The "After"
Notes
Works Cited
Index
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