DOWNTOWN: Its Rise and Fall, 1880-1950

author: Robert M. Fogelson, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
published: July 18, 2011,   recorded: November 2001,   views: 2679

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"Downtown" is the first history of what was once viewed as the heart of the American city. It tells the fascinating story of how downtown--and the way Americans thought about downtown--changed over time. By showing how business and property owners worked to promote the well-being of downtown, even at the expense of other parts of the city, this book gives a riveting account of spatial politics in urban America.

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