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CSMonitor | Downtown need a makeover? More cities are razing urban highways


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“For people who live and work around [urban highways], they always had huge negative side effects: They broke up the urban fabric, were noisy, and divided cities,” says Ted Shelton, a professor of architecture at the University of Tennessee who has studied urban highway removal. Removing roadways presents an opportunity for wiser, gentler redevelopment that can – if all goes well – add vibrancy and livability to areas around city centers.

Read the entire article at the Christian Science Monitor:  Downtown need a makeover? More cities are razing urban highways.

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