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Author Mooney-Melvin, Patricia.

Title The organic city : urban definition & community organization, 1880-1920 / Patricia Mooney Melvin
Published Lexington, KY : University Press of Kentucky, [1987]
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Description 1 online resource (240 pages)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Acknowledgment; Introduction; 1 Neighborhood in the Organic City; 2 Infant Health and Neighborhood Organization; 3 The Social Unit Theory of Organization; 4 The Social Unit Comes to Cincinnati; 5 An Experiment in Neighborhood Health Care; 6 Politics and the Social Unit, 1919-1920; 7 Metropolitan Community to Fragmented Metropolis, 1920-1940; Notes; Bibliographic Essay; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z
Summary During the late nineteenth century rapid social and economic changes negated the prevailing conception of the city as a uniform whole. Confronted with this disparity between the old urban definition and the new city of the late nineteenth century, social thinkers searched for a new concept that would correspond more closely to the divided urban community around them. Borrowing an analogy from natural history, these thinkers conceived of the city as an organism composed of interdependent neighborhoods and sought to translate this concept into ways of dealing with the dislocations and problems i
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Subject Phillips, Wilbur C., 1880-
Community development, Urban -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Community organization -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Neighborhoods -- United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813163919 (electronic bk)
9780813163918 (electronic bk)