2012 Student Research Conference:
25th Annual Student Research Conference

New Visions of Community: The Resettlement Administration and Evolving Ideals of Public Space
Olivia K. Sandbothe
Dr. Kathryn Brammall and Dr. Steven Reschly, Faculty Mentors

This research paper will look at the principles of urban planning that directed the Resettlement Administration's community-building projects during the New Deal. These policies were driven by changing notions about what public life should look like and reflected a new dimension in the urban-rural tension that defines American identity. I will address the architectural and cultural attributes of these planned communities and relate them to the ideologies expressed by members of Roosevelt's administration and their critics.

Keywords: urban planning, New Deal, Resettlement Administration, public housing, agrarianism

Topic(s):History Senior Seminar

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 201-2
Location: VH 1236
Time: 9:45

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