View of Savannah

View of Savannah

View of Savannah, 1734, engraving after Peter Gordon 


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1. How does the city plan of Savannah relate to contemporary city planning in Europe ? How does it compare with the plan for Williamsburg and Annapolis?

2. The city plan of Savannah has a particular social and political genesis. Discuss the relationship between this city plan and social reform.

3. This view represents an idealized view of what Savannah might be. How was this vision implemented? And how did it change over time?

4. This plan incorporates public space into the city plan of Savannah. Discuss the significance of public space in urban centers of the South.

View of Savannah