Thursday, February 4, 2010

Atlanta City Planning 1900-1950

In the early 1900’s Atlanta began to industrialize and a city began to form. Much construction was taking place including the development of parks, monuments, and big business buildings. Atlanta was transforming into an economic society and leaving behind the older southern ideals for consumerism. Although the economy was making great strides, equality was still a large issue. The revolutionary city was very much segregated with designated housing and parts of town for each race. The city was becoming more and more populated and with this greater population, came more opportunities. There was now entertainment available to a degree which had never before been reached in Atlanta. As more entertainment opportunities arose so did job opportunities. The former agrarian society now had the option to work in the city and put their skills to use. Although Atlanta was clearly moving in a positive direction, the city still had far more development to come in the latter part of the 20th century.

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