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dc.contributor.advisorFlesche, Donald C.
dc.contributor.authorBlair, Janet
dc.descriptionvi, 188 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractI would like to call this paper a community study. My approach will be to select one set of characteristics, in one particular community, coupled with current issues related to these characteristics. I will then attempt to 1. determine how these characteristics are established and 2. see how the connected issues are faced and perhaps resolved. The characteristics chosen in this paper are those dealing with the housing and residential patterns of a particular Chicago suburb. Hinsdale, Illinois. The issues arise primarily when the status quo of these characteristics is threatoned by a need, desire, or pressure for change. The first goal of the case study, then will be to organize information on the housing and residential characteristics of Hinsdale into some kind of cohesive picture. Identification will be made of the determining factors shaping this present development. The next step will be to attempt some tentative evaluation and conclusions about Hinsdale's future residential picture, dealing with hew new trends, issues, and problems are being, and will be, met. In this precess, a number of generalizations concerning the Village's present development will have to be made. These conclusions will be based on documented resource material coupled with personal observation and opinion. Of course, many of the conclusions, being prescription and prediction, can only be conjecture, opinion, and value judgment. The third objective of the study will be met through a sort of inductive method. It seems that broad theories, of the political realm, are suggested by the specifics of the case. In other words, some aspects of the case seem to suggest general problems for study in areas termed political. Other aspects are perhaps examples of the application of broader political theories. A discussion in this manner is inductive, as opposed to deductive in which theories would be set forth and then examined or tested with respect to specific examples. It must at all times be remembered, however, that the aspects of the case discussed are merely suggestions, and not proofs, of theories (if indeed such proofs are possible), since we are dealing with a limited look at one community. Further, the community chosen cannot fit smoothly into any stereotyped form. But with care to avoid gross generalizations, a view of one suburb's housing and residential patterns can give useful insights into an overall picture sf suburban development.en_US
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dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction: Justification and Methodology -- Location and Socio-economic Characteristics of the Suburb -- General Impressions of Residential Patterns -- Demography of Housing -- Historical Factors of Development -- Citizen Attitudes With Respect to Residential Patterns -- The Planning Function and its Effect on Residential Patterns -- The Zoning Ordinance - an Institutional Tool Determining Residential Patterns -- The Institutional Tools and the Planning Function: Description and Evaluation -- Current Issues of Development -- Evaluation and Conclusions -- Appendices -- Bibliography
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. Political Science.;
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dc.titleDeterminants and Issues of Residential Patterns in a Chicago Suburb, A Case Study : Hinsdale, Illinoisen_US

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