pt. 1. The first desert vision : an American Eden: Civilizing the desert : the initial phase ; Building the modern city : physical form and function ; Shaping the modern American city : social construction -- pt. 2. Creating and pursuing a new vision, 1940-60: Creating a new vision : the war and after ; Building a new politics ; Growing the city : economic, cultural, and spatial expansion -- pt. 3. Elaborating and modifying the high-tech suburban vision: From houses to communities : suburban growth in the postwar metropolis, 1945-80 ; Political change and changing policies in the 1960s and 1970s ; Changing the urban form : the politics of place and space ; An uncertain future : looking for a new vision -- Conclusion : desert vision, desert city.
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