Building Gotham: Civic Culture and Public Policy in New York City, 1898-1938

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Absolutely essential reading for anyone trying to appreciate the achievements of Progressive reform—and its inadvertent consequences... A richly insightful book that will be read by anyone concerned about New York, public life, and the present state of American liberalism.

(Joel Schwartz Journal of American History)

An enjoyable, highly readable, and very detailed account... An excellent text for students and researchers to better understand the often unique and always complex set of issues and actors that initiated, implemented, or thwarted urban planning efforts in New York City.

(Susan Turner Meiklejohn Journal of Planning Education and Research)

Building Gotham documents with an insightful and unbiased eye the roles played by businesses and government in erecting the modern city's buildings, tunnels, sewers, transportation system, and the like.

(Harry Siegel New York Sun)

This well informed book... examines the origins of the various forms of planning New York City... [A] very exciting technical account... thorough and interesting.

(Peter Eley Urban Design Quarterly)

This fresh look at the origin of various forms of planning in New York City at the start of the twentieth century represents the 'new institutionalism' in history at its best. Revell's realism, balance, and sanity offer an antidote to recent scholarly nihilism about public action without romanticizing the roles of corporations, experts or elected officials. Building Gotham is powerful, nicely and imaginatively researched, and very well written.

(Robin L. Einhorn, University of California, Berkeley)

Revell, a professor of public administration, pays particular attention to the army of experts—from engineers and architects to lawyers and financiers—who solved the enormous problems that initially had the 'ambitious experiment in collective living' teetering on the brink of disaster... the message distilled by Revell from his study of bygone New York—that 'outdated notions of individualism and local autonomy' can be detrimental to solving shared problems—is sure to strike a responsive chord.

( Civil Engineering)

Deeply researched, clearly written and argued... required reading for scholars of early twentieth-century New York City.

(Angela M. Blake Urban History)

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This fresh look at the origin of various forms of planning in New York City at the start of the twentieth century represents the 'new institutionalism' in history at its best. Revell's realism, balance, and sanity offer an antidote to recent scholarly nihilism about public action without romanticizing the roles of corporations, experts or elected officials. Building Gotham is powerful, nicely and imaginatively researched, and very well written.

(Robin L. Einhorn, University of California, Berkeley)

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