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The Resource Shaping American democracy : landscapes and urban design, Scott M. Roulier

Shaping American democracy : landscapes and urban design, Scott M. Roulier

Label
Shaping American democracy : landscapes and urban design
Title
Shaping American democracy
Title remainder
landscapes and urban design
Statement of responsibility
Scott M. Roulier
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book argues that the design of built spaces influences civic attitudes, including prospects for social equality and integration, in America. Key American architects and planners?including Frederick Law Olmsted, Frank Lloyd Wright, Robert Moses, and the New Urbanists?not only articulated unique visions of democracy in their extensive writings, but also instantiated those ideas in physical form. Using criteria such as the formation of social capital, support for human capabilities, and environmental sustainability, the book argues that the designs most closely associated with a communally-inflected version of democracy, such as Olmsted's public parks or various New Urbanist projects, create conditions more favorable to human flourishing and more consistent with a democratic society than those that are individualistic in their orientation, such as urban modernism or most suburban forms
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Roulier, Scott M
Dewey number
321.80973
Index
index present
LC call number
JC423
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Democracy
  • United States
Label
Shaping American democracy : landscapes and urban design, Scott M. Roulier
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. American Democracy and Its Spaces: An Introduction -- 2. American Pastoral: Jefferson?s Agrarian Republic -- 3. Democracy Gone Wild: Thoreau and the Wilderness Tradition -- 4. Olmsted?s Public Parks: Civic-Spirited Design -- 5. Democracy and Individuality: Frank Lloyd Wright?s Broadacres and the Burbs -- 6. Democratic Ambivalence: Robert Moses and Modernist Urban Planning -- 7. Democracy and Civic Ecology: New Urbanism -- 8. Democratic Designs: A Multipronged Approach -- 9. Conclusion.#xE000;
Control code
SPR1015215347
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319688107
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1015215347
  • (OCoLC)1015215347
Label
Shaping American democracy : landscapes and urban design, Scott M. Roulier
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. American Democracy and Its Spaces: An Introduction -- 2. American Pastoral: Jefferson?s Agrarian Republic -- 3. Democracy Gone Wild: Thoreau and the Wilderness Tradition -- 4. Olmsted?s Public Parks: Civic-Spirited Design -- 5. Democracy and Individuality: Frank Lloyd Wright?s Broadacres and the Burbs -- 6. Democratic Ambivalence: Robert Moses and Modernist Urban Planning -- 7. Democracy and Civic Ecology: New Urbanism -- 8. Democratic Designs: A Multipronged Approach -- 9. Conclusion.#xE000;
Control code
SPR1015215347
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319688107
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1015215347
  • (OCoLC)1015215347

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