THE RAILROAD AND THE CITY...A TECHNOLOGICAL AND URBANISTIC HISTORY OF CINCINNATI
This study assumes three stages in the evolution of the city with respect to urban circulation; they are, the horse-and-pedestrian phase, the railroad phase and the automotive phase. This book looks at the second phase in which technology was to become the primary determinant of the particular urban form and growth configuration that characterize the modern industrial city; and the railroad was to play a crucial and decisive role in this development. The very plan and network of the rails, the physical and geographical position of the tracks on the land and in the area came to dictate the surrounding urban fabric and the pattern of land use. Though the general history of the railway industry has been extensively treated, railroad technonogy has received only scant attention from serious historians. The role of civil engineering as it has applied specifically to railroads in the construction or right-of-ways, tracks, bridges, tunnels, sheds and towers, has been largely ignored.
- Reviewed in ASCE Civil Engineering, June 1977, p 40.
Ohio State University Press1070 Carmack Road
Columbus, OH USA 43210-1002
- Condit, C W
- Publication Date: 1977
- Pagination: 335 p.
- TRT Terms: History; Land use; Lines of track; Location; Regional planning; Socioeconomic factors; Urban transportation
- Geographic Terms: Cincinnati (Ohio)
- Old TRIS Terms: Line location
- Subject Areas: Economics; History; Public Transportation; Railroads; Society;
- Accession Number: 00162972
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: ASCE Civil Engineering
- Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 13 1981 12:00AM