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Urban Economics and Land Use in America: The Transformation of Cities in the Twentieth Century : The Transformation of Cities in the Twentieth Century - Alan Rabinowitz

Urban Economics and Land Use in America: The Transformation of Cities in the Twentieth Century

The Transformation of Cities in the Twentieth Century

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Published: 31st March 2004
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This is a book about the reality of place in America, the events and influences that led to the America we recognize today. It is a book about the growth of American cities and their suburbs during the twentieth century, about institutions and metropolitan governance, about real estate development and finance, about housing and the lack of it, about the emergence and perhaps the eventual debilitation of cities and suburbs alike. Incorporating the thinking of visionary city planners and land use economists, the author presents a lucid primer on the economics of land, its development and usage, and on how things actually get done in the real estate industry.

"Dr. Rabinowitz masterfully summarizes the nation's changing housing, banking and social policies and paints a vivid historical picture of the urban forms they produced. For those seeking to understand how the American metropolis became what it is today, this book is the place to start."

List of Tables and Figures
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Overview
How Garden Cities Became the Standard for the Development of American Suburbs
Setting the Scene
Generations of Babbitts and Ebenezers
Some Historical Themes and Sensibilities
Public Lands and the Native Population
Visions of the Twenty-first Century
Notes on Suburbanization
The Suburbs According to Richard T. Ely in 1902
Patterns of Transportation and Metropolitanization, 1900-2000
The Record: 1900-2000
Structuring the Political Economy of America, 1900-1930
Restructuring America, 1930 Through World War II
Restructuring Continued: The Fractious Postwar Period
Destructuring America, 1968-2000
Looking Onward
The Metropolitan System in Gear
Remaking America in the 21st Century
"A Short History of S & Ls"
Notes
Index
About the Author
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ISBN: 9780765614117
ISBN-10: 0765614111
Series: Cities and Contemporary Society (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 31st March 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39