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The Resource Building the urban environment : visions of the organic city in the United States, Europe, and Latin America, Harold L. Platt

Building the urban environment : visions of the organic city in the United States, Europe, and Latin America, Harold L. Platt

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Building the urban environment : visions of the organic city in the United States, Europe, and Latin America
Title
Building the urban environment
Title remainder
visions of the organic city in the United States, Europe, and Latin America
Statement of responsibility
Harold L. Platt
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Language
eng
Summary
"Building the Urban Environment is a comparative study of the contestation among planners, policymakers, and the grassroots over the production and meaning of urban space. Award-winning historian Harold Platt presents case studies of seven cities, including Rotterdam, Chicago, and Sao Paulo, to show how, over time, urban life created hybrid spaces that transformed people, culture, and their environments. As Platt explains, during the post-1945 race to technological modernization, policymakers gave urban planners of the International Style extraordinary influence to build their utopian vision of a self-sustaining 'organic city.' However, in the 1960s, they faced a revolt of the grassroots. Building the Urban Environment traces the rise and fall of the Modernist planners during an era of Cold War, urban crisis, unnatural disasters, and global restructuring in the wake of the oil-energy embargo of the '70s. Ultimately, Platt provides a way to measure different visions of the postwar city against actual results in terms of the built environment, contrasting how each city created a unique urban space"--Provided by publisher
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Platt, Harold L
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maps
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Urban life, landscape, and policy
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  • City planning
  • City planning
  • City planning
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY / General
  • City planning
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • United States
  • Stadtentwicklung
  • Stadtforschung
  • Umwelt
  • Stadsplanering
  • Europa
  • Latinamerika
  • Förenta staterna
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Building the urban environment : visions of the organic city in the United States, Europe, and Latin America, Harold L. Platt
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: planners, policy makers, and the grass roots -- 1. Growing the organic city, 1890-1945 -- 2. Running the modernization race, 1945-1960 -- 3. Case studies, 1945-1960 -- 4. Uprising against the planners, 1960-1968 -- 5. Case studies, 1960-1968 -- 6. Constructing the organic city, 1968-1980 -- 7. Case studies, 1968-1980 -- Conclusions: city of flows, city of citizens
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ocn919612327
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Extent
1 online resource (301 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781439912386
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
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maps
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  • 828679
  • 22573/ctvrf0hxh
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)919612327
Label
Building the urban environment : visions of the organic city in the United States, Europe, and Latin America, Harold L. Platt
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: planners, policy makers, and the grass roots -- 1. Growing the organic city, 1890-1945 -- 2. Running the modernization race, 1945-1960 -- 3. Case studies, 1945-1960 -- 4. Uprising against the planners, 1960-1968 -- 5. Case studies, 1960-1968 -- 6. Constructing the organic city, 1968-1980 -- 7. Case studies, 1968-1980 -- Conclusions: city of flows, city of citizens
Control code
ocn919612327
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (301 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781439912386
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 828679
  • 22573/ctvrf0hxh
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)919612327

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