Hist Of The City Of Washington

Author: Washington Post Company
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 1362717568
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Carnegie Institution Of Washington Vol 8

Author: Carnegie Institution of Washington
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 1334766754
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Excerpt from Carnegie Institution of Washington, Vol. 8: Year Book, 1909 Sec. 5. That the said corporation may take and hold any additional dona tions, grants, devises, or bequests which may be made in further Support of the purposes of the said corporation, and may include in the expenses thereof the personal expenses which the trustees may incur in attending meetings or otherwise in carrying out the business of the trust, but the services of the trustees as such shall be gratuitous. Sec. 6. That as soon as may be possible after the passage of this Act a meeting of the trustees hereinbefore named shall be called by Daniel C. Gil man, John S. Billings, Charles D. Walcott, S. Weir Mitchell, John Hay, Elihu Root, and Carroll D. Wright, or any four of them, at the city of Wash ington, in the District of Columbia, by notice served in person or by mail addressed to each trustee at his place of residence; and the said trustees, or a majority thereof, being assembled, shall organize and proceed to adopt by laws, to elect officers and appoint committees, and generally to organize the said corporation; and said trustees herein named, on behalf of the corporation hereby incorporated, shall thereupon receive, take over, and enter into pos session, custody, and management of all property, real or personal, of the corporation heretofore known as the Carnegie Institution, incorporated, as hereinbefore set forth under An Act to establish a Code of Law for the District of Columbia, January fourth, nineteen hundred and two, and to all its rights, contracts, Claims, and property of any kind or nature; and the several officers of such corporation, or any other person having charge of any of the securities, funds, real or personal, books or property thereof, shall, on demand, deliver the same to the said trustees appointed by this Act or to the persons appointed by them to receive the same; and the trustees of the existing corporation and the trustees herein named Shall and may take such other steps as Shall be necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Carnegie Institution Of Washington

Author: Carnegie Institution of Washington
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 1333095406
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Excerpt from Carnegie Institution of Washington: Year Book No; 6, 1907 Sec. 5. That the said corporation may take and hold any additional dona tions, grants, devises, or bequests which may be made in further support of the purposes of the said corporation, and may include in the expenses thereof the personal expenses which the trustees may incur in attending meetings or otherwise in carrying out the business Of the trust, but the services Of the trustees as such Shall be gratuitous. Sec. 6. That as soon as may be possible after the passage Of this Act a meeting Of the trustees hereinbefore named Shall be called by Daniel C. Gil man, John S. Billings, Charles D. Walcott, S. Weir Mitchell, John Hay, Elihu Root, and Carroll D. Wright, or any four Of them, at the city Of Wash ington, in the District Of Columbia, by notice served in person or by mail addressed to each trustee at his place Of residence; and the said trustees, or a majority thereof, being assembled, shall organize and proceed to adopt by laws, to elect Officers and appoint committees, and generally to organize the said corporation; and said trustees herein named, On behalf Of the corporation hereby incorporated, shall thereupon receive, take over, and enter into pos session, custody, and management Of all property, real or personal, Of the corporation heretofore known as the Carnegie Institution, incorporated, as hereinbefore set forth under An Act to establish a Code Of Law for the District Of Columbia, January fourth, nineteen hundred and two, and to all its rights, contracts, claims, and property( Of any kind or nature; and the several officers Of such corporation, or any other person having charge Of any of the securities, funds, real or personal, books or property thereof, shall, on demand, deliver the same to the said trustees appointed by this Act or to the persons appointed by them to receive the same; and the trustees Of the existing corporation and the trustees herein named Shall and may take such other steps as Shall be necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Year Book No 11 1912 Classic Reprint

Author: Carnegie Institution of Washington
Publisher:
ISBN: 1333094280
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Excerpt from Year Book No; 11, 1912 Sec. 5. That the said corporation may take and hold any additional dona tions, grants, devises, or bequests which may be made in further support of the purposes of the said corporation, and may include in the expenses thereof the personal expenses which the trustees may incur in attending meetings or otherwise in carrying out the business of the trust, but the services Of the trustees as such shall be gratuitous. Sec. 6. That as soon as may be possible after the passage of this Act a meeting of the trustees hereinbefore named shall be called by Daniel C. Gil man, John S. Billings, Charles D. Walcott, S. Weir Mitchell, John Hay, Elihu Root, and Carroll D. Wright, or any four of them, at the city of Wash ington, in the District of Columbia, by notice served in person or by mail addressed to each trustee at his place of residence; and the said trustees, or a majority thereof, being assembled, shall organize and proceed to adopt by laws, to elect Officers and appoint committees, and generally to organize the said corporation; and said trustees herein named, on behalf Of the corporation hereby incorporated, shall thereupon receive, take over, and enter into pos session, custody, and management of all p'roperty, real or personal, Of the corporation heretofore known as the Carnegie Institution, incorporated, as hereinbefore set forth under An Act to establish a Code Of Law for the District Of Columbia, January fourth, nineteen hundred and two, and to all its rights, contracts, claims, and property Of any kind or nature; and the several Officers Of such corporation, or any other person having charge of any Of the securities, funds, real or personal, books or property thereof, shall, on demand, deliver the same to the said trustees appointed by this Act or to the persons appointed by them to receive the same; and the trustees of the existing corporation and the trustees herein named shall and may take such other steps as shall be necessary to carry out the purposes Of this Act. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Sprawl

Author: Robert Bruegmann
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226076970
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As anyone who has flown into Los Angeles at dusk or Houston at midday knows, urban areas today defy traditional notions of what a city is. Our old definitions of urban, suburban, and rural fail to capture the complexity of these vast regions with their superhighways, subdivisions, industrial areas, office parks, and resort areas pushing far out into the countryside. Detractors call it sprawl and assert that it is economically inefficient, socially inequitable, environmentally irresponsible, and aesthetically ugly. Robert Bruegmann calls it a logical consequence of economic growth and the democratization of society, with benefits that urban planners have failed to recognize. In his incisive history of the expanded city, Bruegmann overturns every assumption we have about sprawl. Taking a long view of urban development, he demonstrates that sprawl is neither recent nor particularly American but as old as cities themselves, just as characteristic of ancient Rome and eighteenth-century Paris as it is of Atlanta or Los Angeles. Nor is sprawl the disaster claimed by many contemporary observers. Although sprawl, like any settlement pattern, has undoubtedly produced problems that must be addressed, it has also provided millions of people with the kinds of mobility, privacy, and choice that were once the exclusive prerogatives of the rich and powerful. The first major book to strip urban sprawl of its pejorative connotations, Sprawl offers a completely new vision of the city and its growth. Bruegmann leads readers to the powerful conclusion that "in its immense complexity and constant change, the city-whether dense and concentrated at its core, looser and more sprawling in suburbia, or in the vast tracts of exurban penumbra that extend dozens, even hundreds, of miles-is the grandest and most marvelous work of mankind." “Largely missing from this debate [over sprawl] has been a sound and reasoned history of this pattern of living. With Robert Bruegmann’s Sprawl: A Compact History, we now have one. What a pleasure it is: well-written, accessible and eager to challenge the current cant about sprawl.”—Joel Kotkin, The Wall Street Journal “There are scores of books offering ‘solutions’ to sprawl. Their authors would do well to read this book.”—Witold Rybczynski, Slate