Rise of the Metropolis

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The Rise of the Metropolis
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The Modern City as  Grand Experiment » Technological  » A Testing Ground for New Transportation  and Architecture » Social » A Laboratory for New Social Sciences and  Examination of the Human Condition » Cultural » A Contested Landscape on which Cultural  Boundaries can be Challenged and  Extended
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Factors of Urban Growth » By 1900 90 % of  all manufacturing  located in the city » By 1900 over 1/3  of all Americans  are city dwellers. » By 1900 3.5  million living in  New York; 1  million in Chicago  
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Populating the City » Immigration from  Europe and Asia » Migration from  the South » Movement out of  the Rural  Hinterland
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The City in Motion » The Train » 1880 NY City’s  surface transit  system has 150  million riders  annually  » The Trolley » From Horse-cars to  Cable-cars » The Bicycle  » The Fight over  Transportation on the  Sabbath
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The City and the Environment » Boulevards and  Parks » Frederick  Olmstead and the  Garden City  Movement » Central Park
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The City and the Environment » Louis Sullivan  and the Chicago  School of  Architecture » The Skyscraper
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Life in the Urban Ghetto » Seeking Unity  amidst Great  Diversity » New York’s  Lower East Side
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