Mapping Exclusion

This collection of maps reveal implications of early 20th century policies in U.S. cities. Specifically, underscoring the impact of redlining, interstate highway development, and urban renewal projects as mechanisms by which not only barred many from complete neighborhoods but also played a role in larger scale disinvestment for minority residents across the U.S.

Home Owners' Loan Corporation, Home Loan Security Map ("Redlining" Map) of Cleveland, 1933

Home loan Residential Security Maps were developed in the early 1930s by a New Deal (federally-sponsored) corporation established for the purpose of home refinance. The Home Owners' Loan Corporation created by the Roosevelt administration was…

Maryland Interstate Plan, 1955

From the Smith Report of 1945, the map shows early plans for the location of Interstate 70 in Maryland, encircling Baltimore. It was the first study to propose an express route. The map was later included in the General Location of National System of…

Major Housing Developments in Chicago, 1935-1946

This map by the Chicago Plan Commission depicts various housing developments in Chicago built between 1935 and 1946. It includes public and private development with over 50 dwelling units. The map notes housing type and square footage area…

1799 e.63st

1799 is an experimental project which aims to challenge commonly held beliefs regarding large scale urban policy in the United States. Hough Neighborhood in Cleveland is used as an example.