Doug Rae Publishes City: Urbanism and Its End
City: Urbanism and Its End (Yale University Press) by Douglas W. Rae, the Richard Ely Professor of Management and professor of political science, will be published in October. With a novelist's eye for telling detail, Rae depicts the features that contributed most to city life in the early "urbanist" decades of the twentieth century. The focus is the City of New Haven, but the lessons he draws apply to many American cities. Spanning the boundaries of political science, sociology, geography, economics, and history, City offers a new understanding of the modern city, its challenges, and why old ideas about urban renewal won't work.