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The Resource Building the city of spectacle : Mayor Richard M. Daley and the remaking of Chicago, Costas Spirou and Dennis R. Judd

Building the city of spectacle : Mayor Richard M. Daley and the remaking of Chicago, Costas Spirou and Dennis R. Judd

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Building the city of spectacle : Mayor Richard M. Daley and the remaking of Chicago
Title
Building the city of spectacle
Title remainder
Mayor Richard M. Daley and the remaking of Chicago
Statement of responsibility
Costas Spirou and Dennis R. Judd
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
By the time he left office on May 16, 2011, Mayor Richard M. Daley had served six terms and more than twenty-two years at the helm of Chicago's City Hall, making him the longest serving mayor in the city's history. Richard M. Daley was the son of the legendary machine boss, Mayor Richard J. Daley, who had presided over the city during the post-World War II urban crisis. Richard M. Daley led a period of economic restructuring after that difficult era by building a vibrant tourist economy. Costas Spirou and Dennis R. Judd focus on Richard M. Daley's role in transforming Chicago's economy and urban culture. The construction of the "city of spectacle" required that Daley deploy leadership and vision to remake Chicago's image and physical infrastructure. He gained the resources and political power necessary for supporting an aggressive program of construction that focused on signature projects along the city's lakefront, including especially Millennium Park, Navy Pier, the Museum Campus, Northerly Island, Soldier Field, and two major expansions of McCormick Place, the city's convention center. During this period Daley also presided over major residential construction in the Loop and in the surrounding neighborhoods, devoted millions of dollars to beautification efforts across the city, and increased the number of summer festivals and events across Grant Park. As a result of all these initiatives, the number of tourists visiting Chicago skyrocketed during the Daley years. Daley has been harshly criticized in some quarters for building a tourist-oriented economy and infrastructure at the expense of other priorities. Daley left his successor, Rahm Emanuel, with serious issues involving a long-standing pattern of police malfeasance, underfunded and uneven schools, inadequate housing opportunities, and intractable budgetary crises. Nevertheless, Spirou and Judd conclude, because Daley helped transform Chicago into a leading global city with an exceptional urban culture, he also left a positive imprint on the city that will endure for decades to come
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IDEBK
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Spirou, Costas
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Judd, Dennis R.
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  • Daley, Richard M.
  • Daley, Richard M.
  • Tourism and city planning
  • Urban renewal
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Politics and government
  • Tourism and city planning
  • Urban renewal
  • Illinois
Label
Building the city of spectacle : Mayor Richard M. Daley and the remaking of Chicago, Costas Spirou and Dennis R. Judd
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Building the City of Spectacle; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Building a City of Spectacle; 1. The Founding City; 2. Arresting Chicago's Long Slide; 3. Master Builder; 4. Power Broker; 5. Richard M. Daley's Ambiguous Legacy; Epilogue: A City of Bread and Circuses?; Notes; Index
Control code
ocn962413162
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 239 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501706301
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9781501706301
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 969165
  • 22573/ctt20dh5ff
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)962413162
Label
Building the city of spectacle : Mayor Richard M. Daley and the remaking of Chicago, Costas Spirou and Dennis R. Judd
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Building the City of Spectacle; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Building a City of Spectacle; 1. The Founding City; 2. Arresting Chicago's Long Slide; 3. Master Builder; 4. Power Broker; 5. Richard M. Daley's Ambiguous Legacy; Epilogue: A City of Bread and Circuses?; Notes; Index
Control code
ocn962413162
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 239 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501706301
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9781501706301
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 969165
  • 22573/ctt20dh5ff
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)962413162

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