The Newberry Seminar on Technology, Politics, and Culture, co-sponsored by the University of Illinois at Chicago, Roosevelt University, and Northwestern University present:
"Intelligence-Gathering in Postwar American Cities"
Jennifer Light, Northwestern University
Friday, May 3, 2002, 3:30-5:00 pm
It is commonplace for historians of technology that military enterprise shapes technological change. Only rarely, however, do urbanists consider the implications of this insight for American cities. This paper shows how, in the 1960s and 1970s, NASA scientists and aerospace engineers tried to apply innovations rooted in military exigency to urban planning and management. It is part of a larger project that links the organizational history of American cities with the techniques and values of the Cold War.
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