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Routledge Studies in Cultural History

The Greening of the City

The Greening of the City

Carole O'Reilly

The Greening of the City

Routledge Studies in Cultural History

The Greening of the City

The Greening of the City

Routledge Studies in Cultural History: The Greening of the City

 

Urban parks are a much-loved feature of the city environment. However, our knowledge of the true scale of their impact remains uneven. Much work has been done on their origins and design features, but this book aims to extend this beyond the nineteenth century, examining the fuller flowering of these valuable spaces in the early decades of the twentieth century.


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Beschrijving Routledge Studies in Cultural History: The Greening of the City

Urban parks are a much-loved feature of the city environment. However, our knowledge of the true scale of their impact remains uneven. Much work has been done on their origins and design features, but this book aims to extend this beyond the nineteenth century, examining the fuller flowering of these valuable spaces in the early decades of the twentieth century. Encompassing themes such as social and political usage, parks as employers and the dangers posed by such freely accessible spaces, the book examines a range of parks in cities such as Manchester, Salford, Liverpool, Leeds, Preston, Hull and Cardiff and challenges the prevailing myths about their meaning for their users. This study's timeframe spans almost 100 years of unprecedented social, cultural, political and economic changes and allows for the consideration of the expansion and commercialisation of leisure opportunities for the public. Urban parks played a significant role in this — the book places parks firmly in the context of the evolving city and examines the importance of green space to the urban citizen during this most fascinating of historical periods.


ISBN
9780415720663
Pagina's
154
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Routledge Studies in Cultural History
NUR
680
Druk
1
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Hardback
Taal
Engels
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Taylor & Francis Ltd

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