Correcting the Moses Freeway


Robert Moses once said "cities are created by and for traffic" and urged that highways go through cities, not around them. This session reviewed how his ideas impacted cities across the nation, from New York to New Orleans. In an era of funding concerns and global climate change, this discussion examines what a balanced transportation system looks like.

John O. Norquist, President and CEO, Congress for the New Urbanism
Robert Fishman, Professor and Author, University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Bourgeois Utopias: The Rise and Fall of Suburbia
William E. Borah, Attorney and Author, The Second Battle of New Orleans: A History of the Vieux Carré Riverfront-Expressway Controversy

Borah-MosesNO.pdf4.93 MB
Fishman-Moses.pdf12.7 MB