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The Third CityChicago and American Urbanism$
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Larry Bennett

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780226042930

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226042954.001.0001

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Chicago and American Urbanism

Chicago and American Urbanism

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(p.179) Chapter Six Chicago and American Urbanism
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The Third City
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226042954.003.0006

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

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