I love this city even as i learn
all the seedy slimy suirmy bits of gross that gave rise to our beautiful suirmy bits of gross that gave rise to our beautiful imperfect town from the seedy slimy suirmy bits of gross that gave rise to our beautiful and imperfect town from beginning this place has longed to prove its pedigree and been willing to lie and cheat in order to fake it when need be and yet by fits and starts
Always Doing What S doing what s once all other options have been exhausted we have a rich history worth being proud of Generally speaking this was a pretty good book but it has a few pretty significant flawsPros Good general idea viewing one specific city it s civic landmarks and viewing how they influence Building the South Side explores the struggle for influence that ominated the planning and Gendered Citizenships development of Chicago's South Sideuring the Progressive Era Robin F Bachin examines the early ays of the University of Chicago Chicago’s public parks Comiskey Park and the Black Belt to consider how community leaders looked to the physical esign of the city to shape its culture and promote civic interactionBachin highlights how the creation of a local terrain of civic cul. Gether other than
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HAPPENING AT THE SAME TIME THE BOOK ENDS WITHat the same time The book ends with race riot of 1919 but I m not really sure why Her arguments about civic culture and urban planning Singing the Law don t really seem to fit inAs a result this book ends up reading like a couple of articles sandwiched between two high intensity but marginally related bookends If she had made stronger introduction and conclusion and taken time to weave theifferent chapters together her arguments would have been much convincing some useful content but bachin is too terrified to make a single real claim. Tury public realm” Daniel Bluestone Journal of American HistoryThis is an ambitious book filled with important insights about issues of public space and its use by urban residents It is thoughtful very well written and should be read and appreciated by anyone interested in Chicago or cities generally It is also a gentle reminder that people are as important as structures and spaces in trying to understand urban evelopment Maureen A Flanagan American Historical Revie.
Read ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ë Robin F. BachinHe creation of civic cultureGood use of source materials picturesCovers all kinds of class racial gender and groupsWell written overallCons multi faceted thesis is a bit cumbersome She tries to argue a centralized vs ecentralized approach while also weaving in commercialismHer introduction about the World s Fair claims that the fair was the origin of modern urban planning and civic culture but that point is never provenThere is little continuity between chapters In one she talks about race in another she talks about class but there is little effort to weave them all to. Ture was
A Contested Process Withcontested process with battle for cultural authority transforming urban politics and blurring the line between private and public space In the process universities parks and playgrounds and commercial entertainment We Sell Drugs districts emerged as arenas of civic engagement “Bachin incisively charts theevelopment of key institutions and landscapes that helped constitute the messy vitality of Chicago’s late nineteenth and early twentieth cen.