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Wakeman, Rosemary

Wakeman, Rosemary

Rosemary Wakeman, born in Rockville Centre, New York, in 1948. Ph.D. from University of California, Davis. Professor of History and Director of the Urban Studies Program, Fordham University, New York.

EURIAS Senior Fellow (1 September 2012 – 30 June 2013)

Practicing Utopia: An Intellectual History of the New Town Movement

An interdisciplinary analysis of the New Town movement that explores its intellectual and ideological foundations, what it suggests about the politics of modernization and urban planning in the second half of the 20th century, and how the phenomena of New Towns has helped shape our understanding of the urban world.

Selected Publications

The Heroic City: Paris 1945-1958 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009).

Editor, Themes in Modern European History, 1945 to Present, Michael Biddiss, General Editor, (London: Routledge Press, 2003).

Modernizing the Provincial City: Toulouse 1945-1975 (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1997).

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