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by William H. Whyte Jr.,Sam Bass Warner

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Author: William H. Whyte Jr.,Sam Bass Warner
ISBN: 0520080904
ISBN13: 978-0520080904
Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press; First edition (March 8, 1993)
Pages: 228
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The Exploding Metropolis ranks as one of the first most influential manifestos for choice, diversity .

The Exploding Metropolis ranks as one of the first most influential manifestos for choice, diversity, integration, anti-expertiseism, and citizens' participation in urban design. It provides a window into the undertow of post-modernist historicism in the 1950s and introduces problems that persist in current debates about the form and structure of urban life. ―Zane L. Miller, author of Urbanization of Modern America.

The Exploding Metropolis book. A new foreword by Sam Bass Warner, J. and preface by Whyte demonstrate the relevance of The Exploding Metropolis to urban issues in the 90. .

In "The Exploding Metropolis", first published in 1958, William H. Whyte, Jane Jacobs, Francis Bello . Whyte, Jane Jacobs, Francis Bello, Seymour Freedgood, and Daniel Seligman address the problems of urban decline and suburban sprawl, transportation, city politics, open space, and the character and fabric of cities. and preface by Whyte demonstrate the relevance of "The Exploding Metropolis" to urban issues in the 90s. show more. Format Paperback 228 pages.

A new foreword by Sam Bass Warner, J. and preface by Whyte demonstrate the relevance of The Exploding . In The Exploding Metropolis, first published in 1958, William H. and preface by Whyte demonstrate the relevance of The Exploding Metropolis to urban issues in the 90s. Bu kitaba önizleme yap . Kullanıcılar ne diyor?

Introduction, by W. H. Whyte, J. Are cities unAmerican? By W. The city and the car, by F. Bello. New strength in city hall, by S. Freedgood.

Introduction, by W. The enduring slums, by D. Seligman. Urban sprawl, by W. Downtown is for people, by J. Jacobs.

In The Exploding Metropolis, first published in 1958, William H.

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Sam Bass Warner, noted urban historian and Visiting Professor of Urban History at MIT, is the author of.In this book, Sam Bass Warner and Andrew Whittemore map more than three hundred years of the American city through the evolution of urban form

Sam Bass Warner, noted urban historian and Visiting Professor of Urban History at MIT, is the author of The Urban Wilderness: A History of the American City and other books. CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title, 2012. A Representative History. In this book, Sam Bass Warner and Andrew Whittemore map more than three hundred years of the American city through the evolution of urban form. They do this by offering an illustrated history of the City -a hypothetical city (constructed from the histories of Boston, Philadelphia, and New York) that exemplifies the American city's transformation from village to regional metropolis.

Sam Bass Warner, J. examines the historical roots of the major economic and social problems facing the . He documents the efforts, both failed and successful, to provide for basic human needs in the urban context, especially for decent housing and health care.

In The Exploding Metropolis, first published in 1958, William H. Whyte, Jane Jacobs, Francis Bello, Seymour Freedgood, and Daniel Seligman address the problems of urban decline and suburban sprawl, transportation, city politics, open space, and the character and fabric of cities. A new foreword by Sam Bass Warner, Jr., and preface by Whyte demonstrate the relevance of The Exploding Metropolis to urban issues in the 90s.
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This book of planning essays is ancient but timeless. It was first published back in the 1950s. I first bought it 20 years ago when I was on my city's Planning & Zoning Commission and it really helped me do a better job. I still give this book as a gift to planning friends with all my favorite sections marked for them. I continue to be amazed at how timeless the information remains even today.
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A group of "Editors of Fortune" magazine at the time, William H. Whyte, Jane Jacobs, Francis Bello, Seymour Freedgood, and Daniel Seligman considered essential elements of urban design and pondered their effects on city dwellers and urban workers. The book's working definition of "city" simply is the area within the city limits (viii); almost needless to say, "metropolis" indicates the functional and statistical area or areas geographically beyond yet contiguous to the named incorporated entity. "Exploding" sounds like unanticipated, sudden, randomness; if the authors knew they'd seen a lot of that from the mid-20th century up to the time they put this book together, they hadn't seen anything yet, though each of them accurately describes the unexpected, often distressingly unattractive results of urban growth and sprawl--even in some cases of planned change and development. In terms of explosive, the schematic "classic case of sprawl" (on page 119) in Santa Clara County, California from 1945 to 1956 is instructive.

Chapter topics of Are Cities Un-American?; The City and the Car; New Strength in City Hall; The Enduring Slums; Urban Sprawl; and Downtown Is for People add up to Urban Studies 101 as the authors explore existing infrastructural and superstructural configurations in a dozen established USA population centers (along with a couple of references to Toronto, Ontario, Canada), assess ideas in progress and process, and propose future arrangements that might work in terms of "how to live in cities," the central thesis of The Exploding Metropolis.

This book now is more than a half-century old, but ever since humans began moving from hunter-gathering into settlements, they've had to figure out the best relationships between living space and working space and the most convenient ways to get back and forth from one to the other; planning and implementing the most pleasing, amenable, visual layouts alongside the practical became close to essential.

Jane Jacobs especially emphasizes "working streets," and advises us to walk, walk, walk, in order to feel and learn how the city all comes together. Whether discussing clearing and developing land, rehabilitating and rebuilding on an existing site, different styles of city government, housing authorities, port authorities, water works or watersheds, every one of the contributors comes back to human scale and human functionality again and again, making The Exploding Metropolis both basic and classic.
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