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By Jennifer S. Light

During the early a long time of the chilly conflict, large-scale investments in American safety and aerospace examine and improvement spawned numerous problem-solving ideas, applied sciences, and associations. From platforms research to reconnaissance satellites to imagine tanks, those options didn't stay unique components of the security institution. as an alternative, they comfortably discovered civilian purposes in either the non-public and public area. urban making plans and administration have been no exception.

Jennifer mild argues that the applied sciences and values of the chilly warfare essentially formed the heritage of postwar city the USA. From war to Welfare records how American intellectuals, urban leaders, and the government selected to assault difficulties within the nation's towns by way of borrowing recommendations and applied sciences first designed for army engagement with overseas enemies. Experiments in city challenge fixing tailored the services of safety pros to stand new threats: city chaos, blight, and social unrest. Tracing the move of techniques from army to urban making plans and administration, mild unearths how a continuous resource of notion for American urban directors lay within the nation's arrangements for war.

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