[graphic novels Books] Epub A City for Children ☆ Marta Gutman

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    This is an important book about how women repurposed buildings in San Francisco and Oakland to create spaces for urban children

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Read Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook É Marta Gutman

American cities are constantly being built and rebuilt resulting in ever changing skylines and neighborhoods While the dynamic urban landscapes of New York Boston and Chicago have been widely studied there is much to be gleaned from west coast cities especially in California where the migration boom at the end of the nineteenth century permanently changed the urban fabric of these newly diverse plural metropolises In  A City for Children Marta Gutman focuses on the use and adaptive reuse of everyday buildings in Oakland California to make the cit.

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A City for Children

Y a better place for children She introduces us to the women who were determined to mitigate the burdens placed on working class families by an indifferent industrial capitalist economy Often without the financial means to build from scratch women did not tend to conceive of urban land as a blank slate to be wiped clean for development Instead Gutman shows how over and over women turned private houses in Oakland into orphanages kindergartens settlement houses and day care centers and in the process built the charitable landscape a network of place.

Read Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook É Marta Gutman

S that was critical for the betterment of children families and public life  The industrial landscape of Oakland riddled with the effects of social ineualities and racial prejudices is not a neutral backdrop in Gutman’s story but an active player Spanning one hundred years of history  A City for Children provides a compelling model for building urban institutions and demonstrates that children women charity and incremental construction renovations alterations additions and repurposed structures are central to the understanding of modern citie.