Chicago and American Urbanism

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:
Chicago and American Urbanism

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This chapter discusses the lesson that can be learned by urban redevelopment in Chicago and comments on the alternative scenarios offered in Richard Florida's The Rise of the Creative Class and Douglas Rae's City: Urbanism and Its End. The analysis of these books reveals that continued relevance of Jane Jacobs and Lewis Mumford as guides to understanding contemporary cities. This chapter evaluates the degree to which Florida and Rae's perspectives represent prescient accounts of future American urbanism.

Keywords: urban redevelopment; Chicago; Richard Florida; The Rise of the Creative Class; Douglas Rae; City: Urbanism and Its End; Jane Jacobs; Lewis Mumford; American urbanism

Chapter.  7742 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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