Our City of Tomorrow
March 1930
12-part series from the Philadelphia Public Ledger
by Victor Henderson

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These twelve article described grand plans developed by planners in the Regional Planning Federation of the Philadelphia Tri-State District, which included Philadelphia and surrounding counties in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. Article topics included water supply and sewage problems, zoning, the Hog Island shipyard, growth in Delaware County, Pa., parks and forest preserves, airports, bypass highway and scenic parkway construction, and industrial, port and railroad development. This series is remarkable as much for the gradness of the dreams of the planners as for the many ideas that never made it off the drawing board.


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