GEOGRAPHY OF URBAN DIVERSITY
Read Michael Conzen’s ‘The Impact of Industrialism and Modernity on American Cities, 1860-1930’ and then respond to the prompt.
This reading is divided into three sections: SHAPING A NATIONAL CITY SYSTEM, THE TRANSFORMATION OF SPACE and THE MOUNTING PROBLEMS OF URBANISM.
- Briefly summarize the main topics/trends/events happening in each of those three sections. Your summary can be a bullet pointed list; though each point should consist of complete, well-written sentences.
- In a brief paragraph, based on the information from this reading, summarize how the Industrial City differed from the Mercantile City. Try to paint a broad picture of the industrial city, focusing on the big changes that occurred both in the urban system and within the city.