Urban Society and Culture Introduction and Week 1 Notes
Urban Society and Culture Introduction and Week 1 Notes TURB 210
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TURB 210 Introc ictionWeek 1 Introduction Sections 0 Urban Form I City central I Suburb I Space of the city organized 0 Economic Space I Globalization I Local to downtown I Neighborhood gentrification class 0 Cultural Space I Diversity I Difference politicsimmigration What is a City Images and Meanings I What can you find in a city 0 Cultural Center I Churches I High Culture Art museums clubs bars etc I Neighborhoods concentrations of particular social groups ethnic youth etc I Tourism 0 Buildings I Skyscrapers skyline symbolizes wealth and bring together resources 0 Transportation I Mass transit I Roadshighways veins and arteries of urban areas 0 Economy I Labor I Home to work and vice versa I Travelling goods I Businesses I Health Care I Administrative Centers I Security Plexus 000000 0 Immigration Combination of elements Scale Economics Social Groups Politics Culture Lewis Mumford urban scholar focused on physical vs social aspects of a city 0000 Physical features buildings roads etc Social relationships Fetishize urban form Planners think about space example objective minimize transportation costs Other urban scholars I 1920s Lewis Worth I 1960s J Jacobs opens to the unassimilated other I 1980s Iris Young and Elizabeth Wilson openness new expressions experience the unexpected Rhythm and Suburbanization Growth of the metropolitan area Different forms of growth realm sector nuclei Rhythm and Di erence O OO Suburbs O A city has many different rhythms depending on location Within the city and the time of dayseason of the year Regular comings and goings repetitive activities smells sounds etc Even Within the same place at the same time there are different rhythms Difficult to guess types of rhythms because certain rhythms can be obscure Early suburbs occurred along the rail lines 19001910 Levittown style suburbs were based more on the increase of roads and automobiles post WWII 1950s Metro Region focus on one or more central city I Suburbs can be a citytown Within the region I Neighborhoods within cities but are different Contemporary City 1920Present O 0 Prior to 1920 growth was focused on downtown core CBD central business district Starting around 1920 new cycle of investments and disinvestments I New technology and infrastructure telecommunication cars electricity etc Ignited the roaring 20s Directly supported housing construction through FHA Federal Housing Administration Made purchasing houses easier with lower down 7 minimum compared to the 2550 down I Insurance was restricted to single family developments middle class homogeneous populations Urban area began to be marketed by I Sprawl low density development I Complex and unfair land use patterns I Social segregation I Poor public transit Development regulate zoning to exclude both undesirable land uses and population I 1926 Supreme Court ruling Village of Eudid Ohio vs Amber Reality Co I Allowed production of uniform residential tact with stable property values Post WWII Urban Development 0 Government policies continued the lead in investments of automobiles and suburban infrastructure I Title II of 1949 Housing Act wFHA housing guidelines City focuses on urban renewal which was consequence of the Title I of the 1949 Housing Act Decentralization of industries and residents Businesses moved to suburbs searching for cheaper land Retailed moved to suburbs to follow the residents move
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