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“Chatham Village was a Depression-era model in community planning that has remained faithful to its founding mission while accommodating itself to rampant change. Angelique Bamberg provides a preservationist perspective on one of Pittsburgh’s many urban treasures while considering its meaning in relation to the New Urbanism of the early twenty-first century. Hers is a thoughtful, even-handed, and much-needed study.”
—Kenneth Kolson, The Ohio State University
“Chatham Village was originally sponsored by the Buhl Foundation as an affordable and attractive white-collar enclave of Pittsburgh. It is still a cohesive, economical, and green community that remains relevant as an alternative to wasteful suburban sprawl. Bamberg has written a highly readable and informative study of this important early experiment in community planning for the automobile age.”
—Stanley Buder, Baruch College
“The pleasures of ‘Chatham Village’ begin the moment you pick up the book. . . . Bamberg proves to be as knowledgeable and articulate on the page as she was in person, analyzing the merits of Pittsburgh buildings before the city’s Historic Review Commission. . . . Essential reading for today’s developers of public and private housing.”
“Handsomely illustrated and . . . illuminating.“
“Beautifully designed, well-illustrated, and carefully crafted . . . a beautiful and nicely written saga of what good planning and good management can accomplish in housing if all the stars—the vision, the resources, and the ideal circumstances—are aligned.”
—Pennsylvania Magazine of History & Biography
Angelique Bamberg is an independent consultant specializing in city planning and historic preservation and an instructor in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh.