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#NoNewRoads: Fighting an Urban Highway Expansion in Shreveport

July 21, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

A Live Panel Discussion, hosted by Charles Marohn

July 21, 12 p.m. Eastern

For years, the city of Shreveport, Louisiana, has been planning an urban highway expansion that would cut through the heart of the city, the I-49 “inner-city connector.” And for years, residents—especially of the Allendale neighborhood that the project would most directly impact—have been fighting back. (Read more about this ongoing fight against highway expansion in Shreveport.)

In this free webcast, you’ll learn from local experts who are leading the charge. They’re spurring important conversation about what an economically thriving neighborhood can be and how people-oriented places, not highspeed roads, are the only way to achieve this goal.

You’ll hear from neighborhood podcast host Roosevelt Bryant, city councilwoman LeVette Fuller, local nonprofit director Kim Mitchell, and Shreveport-based engineer Tim Wright, in a discussion hosted by Strong Towns president Charles Marohn. These panelists will share their insights on the complex nature of highway projects and politics, and discuss their ideas for a stronger Shreveport.

This webcast will be helpful for anyone who’s tired of excessive highway spending, damaging road projects, and transportation systems that fail to serve residents. If you’re ready for a change, join the conversation.

P.S. If you’re frustrated by the high costs and dangerous design of transportation in your city and want to learn more about a better way forward, check out Charles Marohn’s newest book, Confessions of a Recovering Engineer: Transportation for a Strong Town. Preorder your copy today and receive several special bonuses.