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The Resource Building Gotham : civic culture and public policy in New York City, 1898-1938, Keith D. Revell

Building Gotham : civic culture and public policy in New York City, 1898-1938, Keith D. Revell

Label
Building Gotham : civic culture and public policy in New York City, 1898-1938
Title
Building Gotham
Title remainder
civic culture and public policy in New York City, 1898-1938
Statement of responsibility
Keith D. Revell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this far-ranging study, Keith D. Revell shows how experts in engineering, law, architecture, public health, public finance, and planning learned to cope with the daunting challenges of collective living on this mammouth scale. Engineers applied new technologies to build railroad tunnels under the Hudson River and construct aqueducts to quench the thirst of a city on the verge of water famine. Sanitarians attempted to clean up a harbor choked by millions of gallons of raw sewage. Economists experimented with new approaches to financing urban infrastructure. Architects and planners wrestled with the problems of skyscraper regulation and regional growth
  • These issues of city-building and institutional change involved more than the familiar push and pull of interest groups or battles between bosses, reformers, immigrants, and natives. Revell explores the ways in which technical values - a distinctive civic culture of expertise - helped to reshape ideas of community, generate new centers of public authority, and change the physical landscape of New York City."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Revell, Keith D.
Dewey number
307.1/216/09747
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT168.N5
LC item number
R48 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City planning
  • Urban policy
  • City and town life
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Stadsplanning
  • Stedelijk beleid
  • Stadtentwicklung
  • Gesellschaft
Label
Building Gotham : civic culture and public policy in New York City, 1898-1938, Keith D. Revell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A catalog record for this book is available from the British Library."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
48871595
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 327 pages
Isbn
9780801870736
Isbn Type
(hard : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002000599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)48871595
Label
Building Gotham : civic culture and public policy in New York City, 1898-1938, Keith D. Revell
Publication
Note
"A catalog record for this book is available from the British Library."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
48871595
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 327 pages
Isbn
9780801870736
Isbn Type
(hard : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002000599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)48871595

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