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The Changing Image of the City: Planning for Downtown Omaha, 1945-1973

Janet R. Daly-Bednarek

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ISBN 10: 0803216920 / ISBN 13: 9780803216921
Published by University of Nebraska Press, 1992
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: The Changing Image of the City: Planning for...

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1st - may be Reissue.

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The Changing Image of the City describes urban planning and development from the end of World War II to 1973, when major elements of the design of Nebraska's largest city were in place. Janet Daly-Bednarek shows how the appraches to planning shifted during a period that saw Omaha change from a hub of food processing and transportation to a postindustrial center dominated by insurance and by educational, medical, and other services. Finally, she surveys recent developments such as the Central Park Mall and the Old Market area in light of earlier plans and their implementation.

In considering the changes that have occurred in Omaha, this book reveals much about the growth of professional urban planning in America. In Omaha, as elsewhere, planners dealt with power brokers, coped with rampant suburbanism and sprawling shopping malls, searched for ways to reverse the inner-city decay, and concerned themselves with historic preservation, beautification, and quality of life.

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This book describes urban planning and development from the end of World War II to 1973, when major elements of the design of Nebraska's largest city were in place.

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