Direction of Cities (2020)

Direction of Cities Tracing the growth of America s cities from their beginnings to the present this volume is indispensable for anyone seeking to understand the underlying texture of the urban landscape its origins i
  • Title: Direction of Cities
  • Author: John Guinther
  • ISBN: 9780140159714
  • Page: 297
  • Format: Paperback
  • Direction of Cities
    Tracing the growth of America s cities from their beginnings to the present, this volume is indispensable for anyone seeking to understand the underlying texture of the urban landscape, its origins, inhabitants, and the forces beneficial and harmful to its growth Distinguished author John Guinther relates historical examples to modern principles of urban planning, illustrTracing the growth of America s cities from their beginnings to the present, this volume is indispensable for anyone seeking to understand the underlying texture of the urban landscape, its origins, inhabitants, and the forces beneficial and harmful to its growth Distinguished author John Guinther relates historical examples to modern principles of urban planning, illustrating the holistic philosophy of renowned urban planner Edmund Bacon Focusing on all of the elements that make a city what it is from architecture and economy to political composition Guinther offers a counter argument to the belief that American cities are in a state of continuing decline From the urban renewal programs put into place by Franklin D Roosevelt in his New Deal plan to the anti urban politics of the Reagan and Bush administrations, Guinther examines these policies and whether or not they have been advantageous to cities and their economies.Illustrated with photographs, drawings and diagrams, Direction of Cities takes a holistic approach to the rejuvenation of American cities, enabling readers to appreciate the charm and resplendence of buildings and the cities that encompass them.
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    One Reply to “Direction of Cities”

    1. I remember reading this book riding the train from Chestnut Hill to 30th Street Station in Philadelphia and then walking to Penn s campus the summer I started graduate school I remember, vividly, walking from the my cousin s house where I stayed on the third floor on St George s Lane to St Martin s Station It was a lovely walk, bucolic almost, for being in Philadelphia I remember lots of trees and charming stone houses, with shutters, and gravel driveways And quiet Until the trail showed up And [...]

    2. Not bad Very Philadelphia in the 50s centric which I didn t expect, but was good Guinther definitely got a lot of that segment from the Philadelphia urban renewal chapter of Cities In a Race With Time Also, a healthy dose of anti Robert Moses, which is always welcome.Actually softened my knee jerk attitude against Edmund Bacon, which is probably a good thing.All in all, good analysis, with the history sprinkled in.

    3. Can t finish it It s awful The potentially interesting parts are things I have already learned, and the rest just drags

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