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WHEREAS we ask: Are they for real?

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A recent resolution passed with the Caddo Parish School Board and we wanted to ask “Are they for real?” about every one of the points. Here are the questions we’d ask of them. “WHEREAS, the I-49 Inner City Connector has been contemplated since at least 2010” Has it been that long? Much longer, actually. Dorothy Wiley arrived in Allendale after …

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Maybe you can fight City Hall

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Originally Published October 15, 2021 in The Inquisitor   Wasn’t it Otto von Bismark who said, “laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made”?  I’ve learned that if you can’t fight City Hall, you can go down their and “argue to agreement” with them. But like making sausage, it takes time, and you need a …

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Highways destroyed Black neighborhoods like mine. Can we undo the damage now?

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Written by Amy Stelly, published August 13, 2021 in The Washington Post   Amy Stelly is a friend of AllendaleStrong and shares her family’s history in the Tremé area of New Orleans, and how the neighborhood was devastated by the Claiborne Expressway in the 1960s. Tremé was a place of massive oaks, thriving shops and joyous community. The Claiborne Expressway erased …

The U.S. road network is already big – and adding to it won’t boost GDP growth in the long term, economists say

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Why More Highway Spending Won’t Rev Up the Economy PUBLISHED IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, JULY 4, 2021 BY DAVID HARRISON An Allendale Strong member recognized further evidence that smart cities are reclaiming inner-city interstates in this recent WSJ article, notably the two following quotes… Charles Hulten, an economist at the University of Maryland, found that infrastructure investment in developing …

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Can Removing Highways Fix America’s Cities?

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PUBLISHED MAY 27, 2021 in the New York Times By Nadja Popovich, Josh Williams and Denise Lu ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Built in the 1950s to speed suburban commuters to and from downtown, Rochester’s Inner Loop destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses, replacing them with a broad, concrete trench that separated downtown from the rest of the city. Now, the city is looking to repair …

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They Want to Put a Highway in Lead Belly’s Backyard

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Published January 29, 2021, in the Wall Street Journal A plan to extend I-49 through a historically black neighborhood has divided Shreveport, La. ARTICLE PREVIEW: Fights over whether to build freeways through city neighborhoods may seem like a thing of the past. It has been 65 years since Jane Jacobs successfully rallied opposition to Robert Moses’s plans for a highway …

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Highways destroyed hundreds of urban neighborhoods. What’s the solution?

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Published Friday, May 28, 2021, in the New York Times daily email newsletter. Good morning. Highways destroyed hundreds of urban neighborhoods. What’s the solution? The Santa Monica Freeway extends west from downtown Los Angeles through West Adams.Google Earth The destruction of Sugar Hill By the 1940s, the Los Angeles neighborhood of West Adams was turning into a thriving, racially integrated …

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Highways destroyed Black neighborhoods like mine. Can we undo the damage now?

In Allendale Strong, Louisiana State Government, News Articles, Smart cities are reclaiming inner-city interstates by allendalecreative

Written by Amy Stelly, published August 13, 2021 in The Washington Post   Amy Stelly is a friend of AllendaleStrong and shares her family’s history in the Tremé area of New Orleans, and how the neighborhood was devastated by the Claiborne Expressway in the 1960s. Tremé was a place of massive oaks, thriving shops and joyous community. The Claiborne Expressway erased …

The U.S. road network is already big – and adding to it won’t boost GDP growth in the long term, economists say

In Learning, News Articles, Smart cities are reclaiming inner-city interstates by allendalecreative

Why More Highway Spending Won’t Rev Up the Economy PUBLISHED IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, JULY 4, 2021 BY DAVID HARRISON An Allendale Strong member recognized further evidence that smart cities are reclaiming inner-city interstates in this recent WSJ article, notably the two following quotes… Charles Hulten, an economist at the University of Maryland, found that infrastructure investment in developing …

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Can Removing Highways Fix America’s Cities?

In Learning, News Articles, Smart cities are reclaiming inner-city interstates by allendalecreative

PUBLISHED MAY 27, 2021 in the New York Times By Nadja Popovich, Josh Williams and Denise Lu ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Built in the 1950s to speed suburban commuters to and from downtown, Rochester’s Inner Loop destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses, replacing them with a broad, concrete trench that separated downtown from the rest of the city. Now, the city is looking to repair …

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They Want to Put a Highway in Lead Belly’s Backyard

In Learning, News Articles, Smart cities are reclaiming inner-city interstates by allendalecreative

Published January 29, 2021, in the Wall Street Journal A plan to extend I-49 through a historically black neighborhood has divided Shreveport, La. ARTICLE PREVIEW: Fights over whether to build freeways through city neighborhoods may seem like a thing of the past. It has been 65 years since Jane Jacobs successfully rallied opposition to Robert Moses’s plans for a highway …

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Highways destroyed hundreds of urban neighborhoods. What’s the solution?

In Learning, News Articles, Smart cities are reclaiming inner-city interstates by allendalecreative

Published Friday, May 28, 2021, in the New York Times daily email newsletter. Good morning. Highways destroyed hundreds of urban neighborhoods. What’s the solution? The Santa Monica Freeway extends west from downtown Los Angeles through West Adams.Google Earth The destruction of Sugar Hill By the 1940s, the Los Angeles neighborhood of West Adams was turning into a thriving, racially integrated …

Inner City Freeways Are Killing Our Communities

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Dorothy Wiley sat for days in the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans knowing her home and her church were underwater. She was left without a place to live after Hurricane Katrina. But somehow, Dorothy endured the horrors of the hurricane and found herself in a brand new home. By the grace of God and help from the community, she relocated …

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