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The City as CampusUrbanism and Higher Education in Chicago$
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Sharon Haar

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816665648

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816665648.001.0001

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Modern City, Modern Campus: Institutional Expansion and Urban Renewal in the Postwar Era

Modern City, Modern Campus: Institutional Expansion and Urban Renewal in the Postwar Era

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The City as Campus
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Sharon Haar

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816665648.003.0003

This chapter discusses the urban transformation in the wake of World War II, wherein urban and national leaders call for the participation of universities in urban renewal projects. Postwar urban conditions had at first seemed dismal, though at the same time they were full of potential for further development. Modernization was the key, and postindustrial Chicago became the ideal testing grounds for relevant innovations—the city had already been acting as such since before the war. The universities were called upon during this time to conduct research pertinent to urban development. They were also made to expand their facilities in order to accommodate a surge in the student population, borne from the GI Bill and, more importantly, the baby boom. The pressures to expand and innovate together with the rest of the urban community made changes have since redefined the “urban campus.”

Keywords:   World War II, modernization, Chicago, urban development, GI Bill, baby boom, postwar urban conditions, student population, urban campus

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