During the 1930s, the New Deal revolutionized the role of the federal government in American life. This change was particularly acute in the use and management of natural resources. Between 1933 and 1941, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) helped to define a new relationship between American government and modern concepts such as regional planning. New scientific understandings based in ecology found expression in the hydro-electric development along the Tennessee River. With a strong commitment to aesthetics and ecology, early TVA designs helped to introduce the category 'organic planning' that has come to define contemporary environmental planning worldwide.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law