The early 20th century was a period of unprecedented municipal infrastructure construction as cities nationwide dealt with rapid population growth, urbanization, and a shift to motorized transportation. Those projects were implemented entirely by local government, with no involvement from federal or state regulatory agencies. Local citizens were actively involved. Design was tailored to local needs. In many instances, this resulted in some of the best civil engineering that urban America has ever seen. We also believe those engineers were Seriously Civil, which is why we feature them on our Home Page.