Alabaster Cities

Alabaster Cities

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With keen insight and exhaustive research John Rennie Short narrates the story of urban America from 1950 to the present, revealing a compelling portrait of urban transformation. Short chronicles the steady rise of urbanization, the increasing suburbanization, and the sweeping metropolitanization of the U.S., uncovering the forces behind these shifts and their consequences for American communities.New sports stadia have been at the heart of many recent urbanrenewal programs . ... The development cost approximately $106 million. Previously, most new post- 1960 baseball stadia were on greenfield sites, under domes with artificial turf. ... the images and sentiments of Fenway Park and Ebbets Field in a nostalgic reconstruction of an imagined baseball past. ... They did build it, and people did come.

Title:Alabaster Cities
Author:John R. Short, Professor of Geography John Rennie Short, Professor
Publisher:Syracuse University Press - 2006


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