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The City, RevisitedUrban Theory from Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York$
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Dennis R. Judd and Dick Simpson

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816665754

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816665754.001.0001

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The New Chicago School of Urbanism and the New Daley Machine

The New Chicago School of Urbanism and the New Daley Machine

(p.205) 10 The New Chicago School of Urbanism and the New Daley Machine
The City, Revisited

Dick Simpson

Tom Kelly

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter argues that old Chicago School with its paradigms of concentric rings of development, radial racial expansion, black/white segregation, and the political machine model of former Major Richard J. Daley is inadequate in the twenty-first century, even in Chicago. The old ecological image of cities is better replaced with the metaphor of the human body or the body politic. The heart and brain are in the political machine downtown and the public-private partnership called the “growth machine” or regime. The rest of the body politic is made up of networks stretching throughout the metropolitan region. Since 2001, urban scholars from a number of colleges and universities have banded together to found a new Chicago school of urbanism. Its premise is that globalization has changed Chicago, but that Chicago has not automatically copied other global cities like New York, Los Angeles, London, Tokyo, or Paris. The new Daley machine is also a central focus of the new paradigms developed by the new Chicago School.

Keywords:   Chicago School, urban development, urban studies, urbanism, racial expansion, segregation, Richard J. Daley machine model, cities, body politic, globalization

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