Readings

Week # TOPICS READINGS
1 Introduction  
2 Downtown: Its History (1) Buy at Amazon Fogelson, Robert M. Introduction and Chapters 1-4 in Downtown: Its Rise and Fall 1880-1950. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2003. ISBN: 9780300098273.
3 Downtown: Its History (2) Fogelson. Chapters 5-8 and epilogue in Downtown.
4 Discussion of Paper Topics Buy at Amazon Booth, Wayne C., Gregory G. Columb, and Joseph W. M. Williams. Chapters 3-8 in The Craft of Research. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1995. ISBN: 9780226065847.
5 Downtown: Its History (3)

Buy at Amazon Teaford, Jon C. Chapters 2, 6, and 7 in The Rough Road to Renaissance: Urban Revitalization in America 1940-1985. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990. ISBN: 9780801841347.

Buy at Amazon Weiss, Marc A. "The Origins and Legacy of Urban Renewal." In Federal Housing Policy and Programs. Edited by Paul J. Mitchell. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Center for Urban Planning, 1985. pp. 253-276. ISBN: 9780882851075.

Buy at Amazon Frieden, Bernard J., and Lynne B. Sagalyn. Chapter 6 in Downtown, Inc.: How America Rebuilds Cities. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1989. ISBN: 9780262061285.

6 Research about Downtown

Undergraduate Essays

Plosky, Eric. "The Destruction of Pennsylvania Station and the Creation of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission." (1998).

Tsipis, Yanni. "The Last Road to Boston, The Story of the Massachusetts Turnpike Extension." (May 1999).

Fichter, Kate. "The Boston Irish Famine Memorial: Art, Politics, and the Many Lives of a Public Monument." (2000).

Kochan, Ben. "Fire in the Sky: Electrifying Boston's Horse-Drawn Streetcars." (2003).

Bergren, Anna D. "Throwing Punches and Cutting Deals: Saving Boston's CITGO Sign in 1983." (2004).

7 Sources and Methods  
8 Discussion of Paper Topics  
9 One-on-one Discussions  
10 Student Presentations (1)  
11 Student Presentations (2)  
12 Student Presentations (3)  
13 Student Presentations (4)  
14 Conclusion