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MAKING SENSE OF THE CITY: LOCAL GOVERNMENT, CIVIC CULTURE, AND COMMUNITY LIFE IN URBAN AMERICA
by ROBERT B. FAIRBANKS and PATRICIA MOONEY-MELVIN
The Ohio State University Press, 2001
Paper: 978-0-8142-5719-7 | eISBN: 978-0-8142-7874-1 | Cloth: 978-0-8142-0881-6
Library of Congress Classification HT123.M287 2001
Dewey Decimal Classification 307.760973

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK

Making Sense of the City explores the ways in which urbanites have attempted to confront the challenges of urban life during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In the spirit of Zane L. Miller, whom this volume honors, the nine contributors focus closely on the words and actions of individuals, institutions, and organizations who participated in the public discourse about what the city was or could be. Through an examination of such topics as city charters, city planning texts, neighborhood organizations, municipal recreation programs, urban government reforms, urban identity, and fair housing campaigns, the authors offer insight into the process through which ideas about the nature of the city have affected action in the urban environment.


Contributing authors are



  • Robert B. Fairbanks

  • Patricia Mooney-Melvin

  • Judith Spraul-Schmidt

  • Alan I. Marcus

  • Robert A. Burnham

  • Andrea Tuttle Kornbluh

  • Bradley D. Cross

  • Charles F. Casey-Leininger

  • Roger W. Lotchin


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