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Utopia And Bureaucracy: The Fall Of Rajneeshpuram, Oregon, Carl Abbott Feb 1990

Utopia And Bureaucracy: The Fall Of Rajneeshpuram, Oregon, Carl Abbott

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

During 1981-1985, the followers of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh built a large utopian community in eastern Oregon's solitude and named it Rajneeshpuram. While Rajneeshpuram appeared to be physically isolated and removed from government intervention, it was actually embedded in a dense system of laws and bureaucratic regulations, quite within reach of local, state, and national bureaucracies. It was this ability of the local and state regulators to limit the development that was one of the major factors for the sudden collapse of Rajneeshpuram in the fall of 1985. Other contributing factors were the growing disaffection and factionalism within the commune ...


Perspectives On Urban Economic Planning: The Case Of Washington, D.C., Since 1880, Carl Abbott Apr 1989

Perspectives On Urban Economic Planning: The Case Of Washington, D.C., Since 1880, Carl Abbott

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

There is little doubt that the United States has been undergoing a sweeping and multi-faceted economic transformation since the early 1970s. The industrial mix and spatial distribution of activities within the national economy are being altered by basic changes, including (1) the simultaneous growth of certain manufacturing industries and the decline of others, (2) the broad decentralization of manufacturing production to overseas locations and the rising importance of international trade, (3) the shift of employment from manufacturing and transportation into information processing activities, and (4) the emergence of historically peripheral regions in the South and West as centers of innovation ...


Infrastructure Politics: The Dynamics Of Crossing San Francisco Bay, Sy Adler Oct 1988

Infrastructure Politics: The Dynamics Of Crossing San Francisco Bay, Sy Adler

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

Analyzes the efforts to deal with the San Francisco Bay Bridge controversy, 1945-59, to develop a theory of the politics of transport infrastructure projects by studying the influence of urban rivalry and the circumstances that allow political stalemates to be broken.


Greater Portland: Experiments With Professional Planning, 1905-1925, Carl Abbott Jan 1985

Greater Portland: Experiments With Professional Planning, 1905-1925, Carl Abbott

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

Portland, Oregon grew so rapidly in population and wealth between 1905 and 1912 that the city's business leadership called for a systematic plan for future urban growth. The City Improvement League accepted the architectural recommendations of Edward H. Bennett to develop outward from the city's center through a series of government buildings, neighborhood parks, and parkways. Unfortunately, the local economic boom collapsed in 1912 and ended any chances of implementing Bennett's plan. Six years later, prosperity returned and a new architectural proposal by Charles Cheney gained acceptance, only to be subverted by the post-World War I economic ...


"To Arouse Interest In The Outdoors" : The Literary Career Of Enos Mills, Carl Abbott Jan 1981

"To Arouse Interest In The Outdoors" : The Literary Career Of Enos Mills, Carl Abbott

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

Enos Mills (1870-1922), a self-taught natural historian, had four related careers: mountain guide in Estes Park, Colorado; innkeeper, promoting Colorado tourism; lobbyist and spokesman for national parks; writer of books and articles on the outdoors. Mills found his greatest success as a writer. The author discusses his writings in depth, the influence of John Muir, Mills's activity in creating Rocky Mountain National Park, and his pioneering work with the nature guide concept in the national parks. His writings and career influenced the development of American attitudes toward nature. Based on Mills's writings, secondary sources, contemporary newspapers, and the ...