Ed Bacon: Planning, Politics, and the Building of Modern Philadelphia

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In the mid-twentieth century, as Americans abandoned city centers in droves to pursue picket-fenced visions of suburbia, architect and urban planner Edmund Bacon turned his sights on shaping urban America. As director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, Bacon forged new approaches to neighborhood development and elevated Philadelphia's image to the level of great world cities. Urban development came with costs, however, and projects that displaced residents and replaced homes with highways did not go uncriticized, ...

Ed Bacon: Planning, Politics, and the Building of Modern Philadelphia 2016, University of Pennsylvania Press, Pennsylvania

ISBN-13: 9780812223590

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Ed Bacon: Planning, Politics, and the Building of Modern Philadelphia 2013, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia

ISBN-13: 9780812244908

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