Trinity University Press

Douglas W. Rae

Douglas Rae is a professor of political science and management at Yale University and the author of City: Urbanism and Its End and numerous other works about cities in capitalist settings. In 1990–91 he served as chief administrative officer of New Haven under John Daniels, the city’s first African American mayor. His many honors include the Hurfurth and Hallett Prizes.

Plan for New Haven

Long before cities were going green and eco-conscious residents began debating ideas of sustainability, New Haven, Connecticut, was envisioning a plan for its growth taken from the challenging ideas of the City Beautiful movement and its call for civic monumentality. In a 1910 plan commissioned to legendary landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. and prominent architect Cass Gilbert, New...