What Do Highways Have to Do With Poverty?


The Atlantic dives into the relationship between highways and poverty in America, following a talk at the University of Arkansas’s Clinton School of Public Service:

“[Cities] have tried to tear down barriers that prevent all of their residents from reaching their full opportunity. Sometimes those barriers are highways. Sometimes they’re something else entirely. Tearing down a highway isn’t the only way to make a city healthy again. But building a new one—or expanding an existing one—seems a surefire way to make a city sick.”

Read Alana Semuels’ full article here.



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