Journal or Book Title
EDRA42 Chicago: Make No Little Plans: Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association
42nd Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association
May 25–28, 2011
Chicago, IL, United States
After World War II, the U.S. embarked on a massive building initiative, creating housing where little or none had existed before outside of cities and tearing down existing housing in cites to replace it with new housing and commercial and cultural centers. Without the destruction of entire sections of cities wrought by the war in Europe, we created our own forms of destruction and (re)construction, significantly changing the landscape and, for many, the way of life.
Environmental Design Research Association
Juhasz, Joseph; Flanagan, Robert; Franck, Karen; Huang, Te-Sheng; and Paxson, Lynn, "Post War Destruction and Construction in the U.S.: Shaping a New Landscape and Way of Life" (2011). Architecture Conference Proceedings and Presentations. 52.