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Mayor Among His Peers

in The Third City

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780226042930
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226042954 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226042954.003.0003
Mayor Among His Peers

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This chapter examines the role of Mayor Richard M. Daley in the urban renewal and redevelopment of Chicago. It analyzes the career and urbanistic philosophy of Daley who is considered to be one of the most influential in Chicago's renaissance since the 1990s. It explores the local and cosmopolitan sources of Daley's vision for Chicago and argues that unlike his predecessors, much of Daley's program came from the outgrowth of trends in national policy and from an emergent philosophy of local governance practiced in other U.S. cities.

Keywords: Richard M. Daley; Chicago; urban renewal; urban redevelopment; urbanistic philosophy; national policy; local governance; U.S. cities

Chapter.  11207 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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