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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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» Boulevards and Parks » Frederick Olmstead and the Garden City Movement » Central Park
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