Tag: infrastructure

Correlation Between the Amount of Public Infrastructure and Percentage of Immigrants in New York City’s Five Boroughs

(1870-1910) Although the United States of America has, in its short history been the destination for immigrants, those that choose to turn their lives upside down to make the change often live in economically underprivileged communities. Within cities on as large a scale as New York City, this situation is magnified. These underprivileged communities often correlate with underspending in the…

Sperka: Water Systems and Life in 19th Century Chicago

Antebellum Chicago Chicago is a port city, located on Lake Michigan with Chicago River running through it. It was a small city at first; in 1837 there were only about 4,000 people.[1] But rapid population growth would pose a lot of problems as immigration and industry exploded over the next century. The events leading up to the creation of a…