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America's Original GI Town: Park Forest, Illinois (Creating the North American Landscape)

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At the close of World War II, Americans became increasingly concerned about the problem of housing for returning veterans, relocated defense workers, and their families. Designs such as the garden city that dated from the turn of the twentieth century or earlier were prominent once again, as planners saw a renewed need for ready-made communities. One such community--among the first and, perhaps, most representative — was Park Forest, Illinois, a privately built and publicly managed town twenty-six miles south of Chicago.<P>In this book, Gregory Randall presents the history of the planning, design, construction, and growth of Park Forest. He shows how planners — who dubbed the new community a "GI town" — drew on lessons learned from English garden cities and New Deal greenbelt towns to cope with America's emerging peacetime housing crisis. He also shows how this new town changed community planning throughout the United States, including its effects on community development up to the present.

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The author presents the history of the planning, design, construction and growth of Park Forest, a privately built and publicly managed town. He shows how the town changed community planning throughout the US, including its effects on community development up to the present.

Synopsis:

At the close of World War II, Americans became increasingly concerned about the problem of housing for returning veterans, relocated defense workers, and their families. Designs such as the garden city that dated from the turn of the twentieth century or earlier were prominent once again, as planners saw a renewed need for ready-made communities. One such community--among the first and, perhaps, most representative--was Park Forest, Illinois, a privately built and publicly managed town twenty-six miles south of Chicago. Gregory Randall presents the history of the planning, design, construction, and growth of one of the first "GI towns."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801877520
Editor:
Muller, Edward K.
Editor:
Schuyler, David
Editor:
Muller, Edward K.
Editor:
Schuyler, David
Author:
Randall, Gregory C.
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Subject:
History
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
New towns
Subject:
History - Specific Styles
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Midwest
Subject:
Park Forest (Ill.) - History - 20th century
Subject:
Park Forest (Ill.) - Social conditions -
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Creating the North American Landscape
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
9.10x6.22x.70 in. .85 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The author presents the history of the planning, design, construction and growth of Park Forest, a privately built and publicly managed town. He shows how the town changed community planning throughout the US, including its effects on community development up to the present.
"Synopsis" by , At the close of World War II, Americans became increasingly concerned about the problem of housing for returning veterans, relocated defense workers, and their families. Designs such as the garden city that dated from the turn of the twentieth century or earlier were prominent once again, as planners saw a renewed need for ready-made communities. One such community--among the first and, perhaps, most representative--was Park Forest, Illinois, a privately built and publicly managed town twenty-six miles south of Chicago. Gregory Randall presents the history of the planning, design, construction, and growth of one of the first "GI towns."
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