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Edmund Norwood Bacon

Edmund Norwood Bacon  

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(1910–2005).Born in Philadelphia, PA, USA, he contributed to architecture and town-planning, especially in his native city, and was the author of numerous works on planning. An enthusiastic supporter ...
gentrification

gentrification  

The rebuilding, renewing, and rehabilitation of depressed areas of the inner city as more affluent families seek to live near to the city centre, trading space and quiet for access to the goods and ...
Historic Preservation.

Historic Preservation.  

The 1824 visit of the Marquis de Lafayette to Philadelphia's Independence Hall, recently threatened by demolition, stirred memories of the Revolutionary War and helped spark a preservation movement. ...
housing

housing  

Refers both to shelter in houses and to the provision of houses. It is the latter which has attracted historians, who have been particularly interested in tracing the provision of ...
Lewis Mumford

Lewis Mumford  

(1895–1990).American architectural and town-planning critic. A disciple of Patrick Geddes, his views on urban planning originally stemmed from that source. His Story of Utopias (1922) was followed by ...
Mikhail Vasil'yevich Posokhin

Mikhail Vasil'yevich Posokhin  

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(1910–89).Russian architect. He worked with Shchusev in the 1930s before establishing a partnership with Ashot Mndoyants (1909–66). Projects included the Moscow Council Building (1943–5) and the ...
preservation

preservation  

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Protection of food from deterioration by micro-organisms, enzymes, and oxidation: by cooling, destroying the micro-organisms and enzymes by heat treatment or irradiation, reducing their activity ...
Richard J. Daley

Richard J. Daley  

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(1902–1976), mayor of Chicago.The grandson of Irish immigrants, Daley grew up in the Irish Catholic world of Chicago's South Side, attending daily mass and parochial schools. After high school ...
slum

slum  

An area of poor housing, characterized by multi-occupance and overcrowding; see McFarlane (2008) Env. & Plan. A 40, 1 on sanitation in Mumbai's informal settlements. Rao (2006) Int. J. Urb. & Reg. ...

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