About

LaDale Winling is an associate professor of history at Virginia Tech. His specialties are U.S. urban history, digital history, and public history.  

His first book, Building the Ivory Tower: Universities and Metropolitan Development in the Twentieth Century, is published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.  His digital project examining the Home Owners' Loan Corporation and redlining, Mapping Inequality, was released in the Fall of 2016 in collaboration with scholars at the University of Richmond, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Maryland.  The data visualization project Electing the House of Representatives, 1840-2016, was launched in October 2018 with collaborators at the University of Richmond, and is the most complete set of digital election and spatial data ever created for Congress.

Winling is currently researching a book on real estate and finance in 1930s Chicago, and developing a new digital project on urban political history.  This site is the successor to urbanoasis.org.  If you are interested in HOLC redlining, please see this page and visit the Mapping Inequality site.  You may reach LaDale Winling via email at lwinling AT gmail DOT com.