Sowing the Seeds of Sprawl

In response to my recent post about 20th century urbanism here in Rochester, fellow Rochester urbanist Tim Raymond suggested that I find a report from the 20s authored by planner Harland Bartholomew. With the help of the Rochester Regional Community Design Center (RRCDC), I found it, and have it in hand. Entitled "A Major Street Plan … Continue reading Sowing the Seeds of Sprawl

The Arc of Urban Change: Rochester in the 20th Century

It's impossible to begin to imagine a next Rochester, or any next city, without understanding its history. In particular, it is imperative to understand how this city got as screwed up as it is during the course of the 20th century. And I do mean screwed up. Oh, Rochester wasn't alone - the arc of change … Continue reading The Arc of Urban Change: Rochester in the 20th Century