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Statements, techniques, principles, theories, and practice, by planners and other professionals or scholars

Olmsted, Frederick Law; Vaux, Calvert (05.10.2007)
Map and description of the Plan which took the $2,000 Prize for Central Park. The New York Times, May 1, 1858

A very short anthology of just three articles from The New York Times: purchase, surveying, strategy and first results of a great plan for the grandmother of leafy contemporary suburbs

Kropotkin, Petr Aleeksevic (05.05.2007)
Excerpts from: Fields, Factories and Workshops: or Industry Combined with Agriculture and Brain Work with Manual Work, Thomas Nelson & Sons, London, Edinburgh, Dublin and New York, 1912

The plan to build, after the destruction of the original Chinatown area, a city completely autonomous, with a Chinese municipal government, detached from San Francisco. A short story from The New York Times, April 21, 1906

Dickerman, George Sherwood (18.02.2008)
Parents sell their wholesome country homes because of their children, and go where there are superior schools, but even drinking saloons and indescribable allurements to vice. Is that better for their boys and girls? The Atlantic Monthly, September 1913

Nolen, John (02.07.2006)
Chapter XV from classic City Planning, D. Appleton & Co., New York-London 1916. The original, pre-automobile, culture of the suburbs in the garden-city era

(red.) (07.11.2007)
Preserve residential districts, fight against haphazard construction and unappropriate uses, control the urban development: the main aims of the New York plan, one of the first introduces zoning as regulations. From The New York Times, 12th of March 1916 (g.b.)

Hess, Edwin H. (10.11.2007)
The zoning plan, defining the sections where trade will be permitted to expand, will result in the eventual re-establishment of rentals and values in the different districts of New York City. From The New York Times, 2nd of April 1916

Veiller, Lawrence (06.02.2008)
”There can be no city plan until the uses of the various portions of a city can be determined with some degree of definiteness”: an important contribute about the city plan of New York and the introduction of zoning.

Just after First World War, “There is to be a maximum working week of forty-eight hours for the vast majority of working men who dwell in towns. Some will do nothing with it, or worse”. Why not dig an allotment? The Times, August 25, 1919

Feld, Rose C. (21.11.2008)
Shaping Future of World’s Greatest Municipal Centre Under Russel Sage Foundation – Transforming of Long New York Into Outlying Round New York. The New York Times, May 21, 1922

Regional Plan for New York and its Environs, Volume one: The Graphic Regional Plan, 1929 (Reprinted by Arno Press, New York, 1974) – Excerpts from Chapter III: Land Uses

Dickinson, Robert Eric (24.02.2006)
The concept of the city-region as a regional focus before World War II

Purdom, Charles Benjamin (04.09.2007)
Excerpts from: The Building of Satellite Towns – A Contribution to the Study of Town Development and Regional Planning, London, J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1949

Architects designed the center with the precision of a cash register. The parking lots will hold 4,000 cars, and no automobile will be more than 600 ft. from the nearest store. Time magazine, May 8, 1950

Moses, Robert (30.01.2008)
Clusters of little houses have mushroomed up overnight within a thirty-mile radius of most American cities. Have they been planned with forethought or simply with a rich profit in mind? The Atlantic Monthly, December 1950

(red.) (15.12.2007)
People (and their income) go to the suburbs, and Business Must Follow The Dollar. Time magazine, March 22, 1954

Gruen, Victor (07.12.2009)
The cure for obsolescence – urban and suburban – is not remodelling of interiors and other makeshift devices. The cure is … An important article from the Harvard Business Review, November-December 1954

Bottoni, Piero (24.03.2006)
Excerpts from the 1954 book displaying the "model neighbourhood" of the italian post-war reconstruction

Quite idyllic description of the booming shopping centers industry at the beginning, in the heydays of the postwar suburban growth era. Time magazine, October 15, 1956

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