Union terminal: Business clubs, railroads, and city planning in Cincinnati, 1880-1933

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Abstract

Early city plans situated railroads to clear slums, linking the long-standing infrastructure interests of businessmen to the agendas of Progressive reformers. In Cincinnati, nineteenth-century business leaders advocated railroad construction and reorganization to institute reasonable freight rates. In the twentieth century, they achieved their desires by establishing a mandate in municipal government for the new profession of urban planning, with its political power to shape the physical city and the use of private property within it.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)707-728
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Urban History
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2004

Keywords

  • Chamber of commerce
  • Daniel Burnham
  • Gilded Age
  • Progressives
  • Reform

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