The birth of city planning in the United States, 1840-1917 / Jon A. Peterson.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-146570

Description

xxi, 431 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.

Details

Descriptive Terms

City planning History.
Cities and towns History.
Social conditions 1865-1918.

Originator

Peterson, Jon A.

Contents

Introduction : urban planning in the American past -- Sanitary reform and landscape values, 1840-1890 -- Civic art, 1890-1900 -- The McMillan plan for Washington, D.C., 1900-1902 : the nation's first comprehensive city plan -- The origins of the city beautiful, 1897-1902 -- The birth of the city planning ideal, 1902-1903 -- The new planning ideal and the public interest, 1902-1904 -- The outburst of great civic schemes, 1902-1905 -- City beautiful planning : dreams and reality, 1905-1909 -- City beautiful planning as a transitional art, 1905-1909 -- The social progressive challenge, 1909 -- The birth of city planning, 1909-1910 -- City planning, 1911-1917 : elusive quest -- City planning, 1911-1917 : opportunistic interventionism -- Epilogue and conclusion : American urban planning as a fragmented art.

Publication

Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press

Publisher Series

Creating the North American landscape

Description

xxi, 431 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 341-416) and index.

ISBN

0801872103 (perm. paper)

Call Number

Stacks HT167 P47 2003

Places

United States