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The City, Revisited: Urban Theory from Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York

Dennis R. Judd and Dick Simpson


The chapters in this book trace an intellectual history that begins in 1925 with the publication of the influential classic The City, engaging in a spirited debate about whether the major theories of twentieth-century urban development are relevant for studying the twenty-first-century metropolis.

Keywords: intellectual history, The City, urban development, twentieth century, twenty-first century metropolis, architecture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780816665754
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816665754.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dennis R. Judd, editor

Dick Simpson, editor

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Front Matter

Part I Revisiting Urban Theory

1 Theorizing the City

Dennis R. Judd

2 Grounded Theory

Janet Abu-Lughod

Part II The View from Los Angeles

6 From the Chicago to the L.A. School

Steven P. Erie and Scott A. MacKenzie

Part III The View from New York

7 The Rise and Decline of the L.A. and New York Schools

David Halle and Andrew A. Beveridge

8 School Is Out

John Hull Mollenkopf

Part IV The View from Chicago

11 The New Chicago School

Terry Nichols Clark

Part V The Utility of U.S. Urban Theory

14 The City and Its Politics

Frank Gaffikin, Dcavid C. Perry, and Ratoola Kundu

15 Understanding Deep Urban Change

Francisco Sabatini and Rodrigo Salcedo

16 Studying Twenty-first Century Cities

Dick Simpson and Tom Kelly

End Matter