Subject: Architecture / Urban & Land Use Planning

Subject: Architecture / Urban & Land Use Planning

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Making Industrial Pittsburgh Modern

|9780822945697|Environment, Landscape, Transportation, and Planning|In order to nurture and build a competitive, successful modern city and region in which vital industries could thrive, civic leaders had to struggle with a complex topography, extractive energy resources, mass transportation demands, and the limitations of laissez faire capitalism. When the deleterious effects of massive industrialization threatened civic life and thereby economic success, civic leaders, and institutions searched for ways to mitigate the problems but also preserve private prerogatives. Although historians have frequently addressed the politics, private-public relationships and the social inequalities of labor, immigrants, race and gender, we focus on the needs of…

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Planning and the Urban Community

|9780822960461|This book presents a broad overview of the planning profession, and discusses many of the major problems encountered in urbanism and planning. The essays discuss topics that include education, the urban community, the place of planning in governmental hierarchy, and its relationship to urban political dynamics.| Harvey S. Perloff|| Architecture / General Architecture / Urban & Land Use Planning

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The City Natural

|9780822944232|Garden and Forest Magazine and the Rise of American Environmentalism| The weekly magazine Garden and Forest existed for only nine years (1888-1897). Yet, in that brief span, it brought to light many of the issues that would influence the future of American environmentalism. In The City Natural, Shen Hou presents the first “biography” of this important but largely overlooked vehicle for individuals with the common goal of preserving nature in American civilization. As Hou’s study reveals, Garden and Forest was instrumental in redefining the fields of botany and horticulture, while also helping to shape the fledgling professions of landscape architecture…

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Chatham Village

|9780822962786|Pittsburgh’s Garden City| Chatham Village, located in the heart of Pittsburgh, is an urban oasis that combines Georgian colonial revival architecture with generous greenspaces, recreation facilities, surrounding woodlands, and many other elements that make living there a unique experience. Founded in 1932, it has gained international recognition as an outstanding example of the American Garden City planning movement and was named a National Historic Landmark in 2005. Chatham Village was the brainchild of Charles F. Lewis, then director of the Buhl Foundation, a Pittsburgh-based charitable trust. Lewis sought an alternative to the substandard housing that plagued low-income families in the…

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Architecture, Politics, and Identity in Divided Berlin

|9780822963028| On August 13, 1961, under the cover of darkness, East German authorities sealed the border between East and West Berlin using a hastily constructed barbed wire fence. Over the next twenty-eight years of the Cold War, the Berlin Wall grew to become an ever-present physical and psychological divider in this capital city and a powerful symbol of Cold War tensions. Similarly, stark polarities arose in nearly every aspect of public and private life, including the built environment. In Architecture, Politics, and Identity in Divided Berlin Emily Pugh provides an original comparative analysis of selected works of architecture and urban…

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