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New Towns for Old: Achievements in Civic Improvement in Some American Small Towns and Neighborhoods

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John Nolen (1869-1937) was a pioneer in the development of professional town and city planning in the United States. Nolen's comprehensive approach merged the social, economic, and physical aspects of planning while emphasizing, in the author's words, versatility, special knowledge, and cooperation. Between 1905 and 1937, Nolen's firm, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, co ...more
Hardcover, 328 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by University of Massachusetts Press
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Grant Humphreys
This is a facsinating historical account of the work of John Nolan. One of the fathers of town and city planning, Nolan produced a large volume of planning work between 1905-1937. This, his final book, examines several communities Nolan designed in a case study format with each community responding to different market demands or natural conditions. It's a facsinating look at how town planning evolved in its early stages. It's also interesting to look at how some Americans, while surrounded by th ...more
Tom Weyandt
Interesting little book on the value of small towns and what we can learn about our own communities from them - probably helps to be a bit of a planning geek - but an easy read
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