SOURCE: New York Times
The infrastructure bill debate has prompted historical reflection on the urban consequences of highway construction and imagination of alternatives.
SOURCE: The Public's Radio
Two New Orleans area activists, Raynard Sanders and documentary filmmaker Katherine Cecil, head the Claiborne Avenue History Project which aims to document and publicize the street's history.
SOURCE: The Guardian
A generation of urban highway projects that advanced urban renewal and community displacement in the 1950s and 1960s are nearing obsolescence. Activists hope that the Biden infrastructure plan can replace roads and repair neighborhoods.
SOURCE: The Metropole
by Amanda Phillips de Lucas
The construction of US Highway 40 in West Baltimore blighted a Black community with far-reaching results. But it's important to understand that road planners used a selective idea of participatory planning to manufacture community consent for the project.
SOURCE: The Metropole
by Kyle Shelton
Houston's characteristic sprawl is enabled by continually expanding highways, which historically and today run through Black and Latino communities.
Demonstrations over the death of George Floyd in the Twin Cities occupied a major artery that tore apart a thriving African-American neighborhood.
The US has almost never had "no debt." It was not even close to debt-free when it created the Interstate Highway System, and the national debt spiked when the military was built up during major wars.
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