The Chicago Commission on Race Relations released a study in 1922 called The Negro in Chicago: A Study of Race Relations and a Race Riot trying to figure out what the reason behind the Chicago Race Riot 1919. The Commission came to the conclusion that the riots were based on three things: housing, labor conflict, and racial issues.
The company town of Pullman was built in response to industrialization in the United States in the 19th century.
Though private citizens and companies built the early sewers of Boston the infrastructure was changed and expanded in the late 1800s with the development of the Metropolitan Sewerage Commission.
This post describes how Mount Auburn Cemetery represents a shift in American ideologies and describes its impact on urban history.
Boston was physically shaped as a result of first and second nature. Boston’s location was primarily a result of first nature, and during the early nineteenth century, second nature led Bostonians to manually reshaped the landscape by cutting down Beacon Hill to fill in tidal regions in order to create the city they had and continued to envision.
The most radical land-fill operation carried out in Boston was that of the Back Bay, which symbolized “Boston’s wealth and optimism in the late 1850’s and the pride and ambition of her civic leaders.”
The Emerald Necklace park system in Boston served as both a spatial fix to urban growth as well as serving the interests of Boston’s elite leisure class.
This project is about the Urban Renewal project of Boston’s West End neighborhood in the 1950’s and the displacement of many working poor communities.
This excerpt describes the process government organizations merged with grassroots movements to build playgrounds in Boston.