Building the Ivory Tower

Building the Ivory Tower examines the role of American universities as urban developers and their changing effects on cities in the twentieth century. LaDale C. Winling explores philanthropy, real estate investments, architectural landscapes, and urban politics to reckon with the tensions of university growth in our cities.

Building the Ivory Tower
Universities and Metropolitan Development in the Twentieth Century

LaDale C. Winling

Nov 2017 | 264 pages | Cloth $39.95
Economics | Public Policy | Education
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Table of Contents

Introduction. The Landscape of Knowledge
Chapter 1. The Gravity of Capital
Chapter 2. The City Limits
Chapter 3. Origins of the University Crisis
Chapter 4. Radical Politics and Conservative Landscapes
Chapter 5. The Working Class Versus the Creative Class
Epilogue. The New Contested City

List of Abbreviations
Notes
Index
Acknowledgments