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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
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visions of the organic city in the United States, Europe, and Latin America
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Harold L. Platt
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Visions of the organic city in the United States, Europe, and Latin America
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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"--
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Platt, Harold L
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  • illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Urban life, landscape, and policy
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  • City planning
  • City planning
  • City planning
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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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Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-290) and index
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Contents
Constructing Modernism. Introduction: Planners, policy makers, and the grass roots -- Growing the organic city, 1890-1945 -- Running the modernization race, 1945-1960 -- Case studies, 1945-1960 -- Deconstructing Modernism. Uprising against the planners, 1960-1968 -- Case studies, 1960-1968 -- Constructing the organic city, 1968-1980 -- Case studies, 1968-1980 -- Conclusions: City of flows, city of citizens
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ocn900634142
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9781439912362
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations, maps
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(OCoLC)900634142
Label
Building the urban environment : visions of the organic city in the United States, Europe, and Latin America, Harold L. Platt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-290) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Constructing Modernism. Introduction: Planners, policy makers, and the grass roots -- Growing the organic city, 1890-1945 -- Running the modernization race, 1945-1960 -- Case studies, 1945-1960 -- Deconstructing Modernism. Uprising against the planners, 1960-1968 -- Case studies, 1960-1968 -- Constructing the organic city, 1968-1980 -- Case studies, 1968-1980 -- Conclusions: City of flows, city of citizens
Control code
ocn900634142
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9781439912362
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)900634142

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