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Social-Political Studies: Plans, Policies, and Power Structure

The sources for this student work were the "Top-Down Power Structure in Cincinnati," "Highway Development," "Plans Do Not Serve Current Residents," and "Housing Policies that Benefited Middle Class Whites."

Under the "Top-Down Power Structure in Cincinnati" she notes that plans for communities are developed primarily by the city, consultants, and business and major institutional interests. These plans utilized very little if any community involvement.

In "Highway Development" she talks about how the I-75 and I-71 highways divided the Camp Washington, Avondale, and Walnut Hills neighborhoods in the 1950ís and 1970ís.

In the topic "Plans Do Not Serve Current Residents," she cites failed attempts to improve communities by bringing in developments that do not relate with the current residents.

She ends her presentation with "Housing Policies that Benefited Middle Class Whites" by highlighting federal and local government actions that resulted in the concentration of poor African Americans in old urban core neighborhoods, such as Avondale, Walnut Hills, and Corryville.



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