Bayou City Rails: Essay #31
The history of the streetcar in Houston (1868-1940) illustrates the importance of long-term urban planning and coordination of multiple forms of transportation for successful development of mass transit. This essay examines the consequence of many decisions made over decades, which resulted in the demise of the streetcar and the rise of the automobile.
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Building The Canal To Save Chicago
To accomplish the reversing of the flow of a river wouldn't be possible today. But to Chicago near the end of the 19th Century it became a matter of survival. It is an unlikely place for a large city, with flat topography, poor drainage, next to a lake and near to a river into the continent.
Cities Take Flight: Essay #23
From grassy fields to virtual small cities, the responsibilities in municapl airport planning and construction have shifted. This important research from a premier aviation historian provides a solid understanding of how airports have evolved over the last century.