Architecture and Environmental Design Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Abstract

This paper examines Norman Bel Geddes’ 1945 Toledo Tomorrow plan, his only proposal for a specific city, and its stamp on the morphology of today's Toledo. The paper surveys retrospectively at the changes in the morphology of the city and critically analyzes the impact of the Toledo Tomorrow Plan. Today's Toledo, a shrinking rustbelt city, reflects Geddes' legacy of neglecting the historic core; focusing on highway infrastructure, that has since worked in tandem with the forces of decentralization and suburbanization; and the city's weak relationship with its natural features and larger region.

Publication Date

2016

Publication Title

Journal of Urban Design

Volume

21

Issue

2

Start Page No.

177

End Page No.

194

DOI

DOI:10.1080/13574809.2015.1133227

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