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February 1996
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Twentieth-Century Pittsburgh, Volume One
Government, Business, and Environmental Change
Lubove, Roy
Now back in print, this is a pioneering analysis of an elite driven, post-World War II urban renewal, that has become the classic model for all such redevelopment projects.

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Roy Lubove, late professor of social welfare and history at the University of Pittsburgh , finished this first comprehensive study of Pittsburgh's second Renaissance shortly before his death in 1995.
“A useful, timely, and provocative contribution to the growing literature on community planning in the twentieth century.”—Journal of American History

"This slim volume should be of interest not only to historians but also to community planners, social scientists, and non-academics with a serious interest in cities. Its primary concern is not with the growth of Pittsburgh, but with those who sought to change the city's physical environment. . . . A useful, timely, and provocative contribution to the growing literature on community planning in the twentieth century."—Z.L. Miller, Journal of American History

"Readers will find Lubove's narrative fascinating to read not only because he tells Pittsburgh's story well but because they will find numerous events in it similar to those which occurred in their own cities, but commonly without having such dramatic outcomes." —John Sirjamaki, Annals of the American Academy of Political Science

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First published in 1969, Roy Lubove's Twentieth-Century Pittsburgh is a pioneering analysis of elite driven, post-World War II urban renewal in a city once disdained as "hell with the lid off." The book continues to be invaluable to anyone interested in the fate of America's beleaguered metropolitan and industrial centers.
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