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City Residential Land Development: Studies in Planning; Competitive Plans for Subdividing a Typical Quarter Section of Land in the Outskirts of Ch

City Residential Land Development: Studies in Planning; Competitive Plans for Subdividing a Typical Quarter Section of Land in the Outskirts of Ch

ISBN: 9781332325320
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Publication Date: 2017-02-09
Number of pages: 156
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Excerpt from City Residential Land Development: Studies in Planning; Competitive Plans for Subdividing a Typical Quarter Section of Land in the Outskirts of Chicago

The environs of our large cities constitute one of the most promising fields for the work of the city planner. Within the built-up portion of the city changes in the street plan and the creation of open spaces are enormously expensive and difficult. On the other hand, every large city includes within its limits large areas of unimproved or only partially improved land where the city planner, real estate operator, and others may work practically unhampered by the ideas or lack of ideas of their predecessors.

There is increasing evidence of a tendency in this country to take advantage of these opportunities to intelligently direct and control the growth of cities. The purely mechanical extension of existing street systems is giving way to scientific methods of land development based on a careful study of the probable economic, social, and aesthetic needs of the prospective inhabitants.

The present volume, consisting mainly of plans submitted in a competition held by the City Club of Chicago in 1913, is issued in the hope that it may help to stimulate interest in the more intelligent planning of the outlying portions of large cities.

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