The neighborhood unit concept and the shaping of American land planning 1912-1968

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Show simple item record Brody, Jason S. 2013-08-26T19:36:47Z 2013-08-26T19:36:47Z 2013-08-26
dc.description.abstract Although one of the more well-known concepts in planning, both planning scholars and professional communities such as the New Urbanism have neglected the neighbourhood unit concept's historic influence in shaping suburban land planning norms. This paper analyzes contemporaneous professional and governmental literature in order to understand the context of land planning and development during the time that the neighbourhood unit became a leading idea. Between 1912 and 1968 the neighbourhood unit concept bridged planning, design, development and policy-making communities to improve standards in the construction of residential environments by shifting the scale of development to an area as a whole. In this time period the neighbourhood unit concept shaped land planning norms, facilitated execution of policies, framed new institutions, and became associated with the changes that it helped to bring about. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.uri en_US
dc.rights This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Urban Design, 18(3), 340-362. Journal of Urban Design is available online at: en_US
dc.subject Neighbourhood unit concept en_US
dc.subject American land planning en_US
dc.subject Land planning en_US
dc.title The neighborhood unit concept and the shaping of American land planning 1912-1968 en_US
dc.title.alternative The neighborhood unit concept and the shaping of land planning in the United States 1912-1968 en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US 2013 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi:10.1080/13574809.2013.800453 en_US
dc.citation.epage 362 en_US
dc.citation.issue 3 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Journal of Urban Design en_US
dc.citation.spage 340 en_US
dc.citation.volume 18 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jbrody en_US

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