Desert Visions and the Making of Phoenix, 1860-2009 -

Philip VanderMeer

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Synopsis: Whether touted for its burgeoning economy, affordable housing, and pleasant living style, or criticized for being less like a city than a sprawling suburb, Phoenix, by all environmental logic, should not exist. Yet despite
its extremely hot and dry climate and its remoteness, Phoenix has grown into a massive metropolitan area. This exhaustive study examines the history of how Phoenix came into being and how it has sustained itself, from its origins in the 1860s to its present status as the nation s fifth largest city.


From the beginning, Phoenix sought to grow, and although growth has remained central to the city's history, its importance, meaning, and value have changed substantially over the years. The initial vision of Phoenix as an American Eden gave way to the Cold War Era vision of a High Tech Suburbia, which in turn gave way to rising concerns in the late twentieth century about
the environmental, social, and political costs of growth. To understand how such unusual growth occurred in such an improbable location, Philip VanderMeer explores five major themes: the natural environment, urban infrastructure, economic development, social and cultural values, and public leadership. Through investigating Phoenix's struggle to become a major American metropolis, his study also offers a unique view of what it means to be a desert city.

From the Back Cover: "This is essential reading for anyone interested in twentieth-century urban America."  Southwest Books of the Year, 2011.

"[Desert Visions and the Making of Phoenix], with its multiple themes, broad scope, and lively detail should appeal to a wide and diverse audience of readers interested in a contemporary American city in which the constant has been changing visions of growth."  Journal of Cultural Geography.

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