1st Edition

The Physical City Public Space and the Infrastructure

Edited By Neil L. Shumsky Copyright 1996
    432 Pages
    by Routledge

    430 Pages
    by Routledge

    First Published in 1996. Part of a series that brings together more than 200 scholarly articles pertaining to the history and development of urban life in the United States during the past two centuries. The physical development of cities and their infrastructure is considered in Volume 2, which focuses on city planning and its origins in the Rural Cemetery Movement, the City Beautiful Movement, and the role of business in advocating more rational and efficient urban places. Volume 2 also contains articles about essential aspects of the urban infra structure and the provision of basic services essential for urban survival—water, sewer, and transportation systems.

    Volume Introduction THE LANDSCAPE TRADITION The Rural Cemetery Movement: Urban Travail and the Appeal of Nature ; Politics and the Park: The Fight for Central Park; Private Plans for Public Spaces: The Origins of Chicago's Park System, 1850-1875; Frederick Law Olmsted: Landscape Architecture as Conservative Reform; The Landscaper's Utopia Versus the City: A Mismatch; The Frederick Law Olmsted Plan for Tacoma THE CITY BEAUTIFUL AND THE CITY EFFICIENT The City Beautiful Movement: Forgotten Origins and Lost Meanings ; The City Beautiful in New York; A Reconsideration of the 1909 Plan of Chicago The Commercial-Civic Elite and City Planning in Atlanta, Memphis, and New Orleans in the 1920s; PLANNING COMMUNITIES Radburn: Planning the American Community; Rexford Guy Tugwell: Initiator of America's Greenbelt New Towns, 1935 to 1936; Frank Lloyd Wright and the American City: The Broadacres Debate CONTEMPORARY PLANNING City Planners and Urban Transportation: The American Response, 1900-1940; Historic Planning and Redevelopment in Minneapolis; Urban Planning as Policy Analysis: Management of Urban Change THE ENGINEERING TRADITION To Engineer the Metropolis: Sewers, Sanitation, and City Planning in Late-Nineteenth-Century America; Drainage, Disease, Comfort, and Class: A History of Newark's Sewers ; Out of Sight, Out of Mind: The Environment and Disposal of Municipal Refuse, 1860-1920; Atlanta's Water Supply, 1865-1918; Los Angeles Aqueduct: A Search for Water; A Neglected Aspect of the Owens River Aqueduct Story: The Inception of the Los Angeles Municipal Electric System


    Neil Larry Shumsky Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University