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New York Recentered: Building the Metropolis from the Shore

Kara Murphy Schlichting


This book offers a new model for understanding the invention of metropolitan New York during the city’s unprecedented expansion between 1840 and 1940. By broadening the definition of planning and playing close attention to the levels of governance on which it occurred, this book tells a regional history, not just a history of the city’s influence on the periphery. This book demonstrates how regional actors directed much of greater New York’s formation through work on the urban edge. It’s broad definition of city planning recognizes the work of diverse local actors—amusement park entrepreneurs, ... More

Keywords: city planning, Robert Moses, environment, government, urbanization, suburbanization, Greater New York

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780226613024
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226613161.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kara Murphy Schlichting, author
Queens College, City University of New York