This study explores the process of building and shaping cities and focuses on the efforts of professional men and of business leaders to use highways to determine the outlines of urban places. The politics of economic policy making is examined. The study comments on the development of transportation facilities from the point of view of planners, economists and businessmen. It is noted that in the roadbuilding industry, while many opted for national planning, those who spoke for autonomy, for the imposition of professional standards and for federal funding triumphed. It is intended that this study will serve as a background for more intensive examinations of other industries, more cities, and other facets of postwar experience, particularly for study of the social bases of competition between elites. The various chapters of this book are as follows: Rebuilding America: Express Highways and Visions of Reform; Planning for Postwar America, 1941-1944; The Politics of Highway Finance 1945-1950; Project Adequate Roads: Traffic Jams, Business and Government, 1941-1955; Dwight D. Eisenhower and Express Highway Politics, 1954-1955; The Interstate Highway Act of 1956; Highways and the values of Americans.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Regents Press of Kansas

    303 Carrugh O'Leary Hall
    Lawrence, KS  United States  66045
  • Authors:
    • Rose, M H
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Pagination: 169 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00312247
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM