Zipp does a surprisingly good job relating the projects of stuyvesant town and lincoln center to an ubiquitous rhetoric of cold war competition with the soviets and he also does a good job of relating the rise and fall of urban renewal to the rise and fall of urban liberalism only problem the book is just too damn long. Manhattan projects the rise and fall of urban renewal in cold war new york samuel zipp on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers moving beyond the usual good versus evil story that pits master planner robert moses against the plucky neighborhood advocate jane jacobs. Manhattan projects the rise and fall of urban renewal in cold war new york even though manhattan projects is essentially an indictment of big government modernism and particularly robert moses the author is openly conflicted as many of us are about the long term impact of the collapse of the liberal modernist urban renewal model as . Manhattan projects the rise and fall of urban renewal in cold war new york samuel zipp stunning debut book on the history of urban planning and postwar new york marks the start of resistance to urban renewal in the 1940s rather than the 1960s compellingly argues that the rise of the global city and urban blight are linked. Find great deals for manhattan projects the rise and fall of urban renewal in cold war new york by samuel zipp 2012 paperback shop with confidence on ebay
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