American Industrialization Urban Systems Analytical Essay by Nicky

American Industrialization Urban Systems
Looks at urbanization as the Industrial Revolution changed the face of American cities.
# 148118 | 1,015 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2011 | US

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This paper explains that, as a result of industrialization, urban centers, especially the US northern cities that were located near waterways and shipping centers, grew very rapidly in terms of their physical, cultural and social environments. Next, the author relates the many conflicts over resources that occurred as the much required infrastructure had to be created to meet the needs of the workers streaming into the cities. The paper concludes that eventually city planning through bureaucratic standards and systems was enforced to facilitate the delivery of supplies to industry and to sustain the lives of its worker in a more healthy and productive environment.

From the Paper:

"Housing is another example. Housing in newly forming cities was often substandard, as it was in most US cities. City planning, codes and standards had to be created to respond to concerns regarding safety and other issues. This became substantially more important as electricity, running water and waste removal systems were added to buildings. This growth, in residential and commercial codes and restrictions has been exponential over the years growing out of events and conflicts that drive such issues, such as injuries and illness caused by poor building infrastructure in both a structural and infrastructural manner."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Hommann, Mary. City Planning in America: Between Promise and Despair. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 1993.
  • Kantor, Paul, and Stephen David. The Changing Political Economy of Urban America The Changing Political Economy of Urban America. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman and Company, 1988.
  • Walton, John. "Urban Sociology: The Contribution and Limits of Political Economy." Annual Review of Sociology (1993): 301.
  • Watts, Sheldon. "The Deadly Truth: A History of Disease in America." Journal of Social History 38.1 (2004): 267.

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