Ben Crowther

Ben Crowther is the Advocacy Manager for America Walks, where he works with state and local advocates supporting mobility for all. Prior to joining America Walks, Ben was the program manager for the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU)’s Highways to Boulevards initiative. He also led CNU’s national advocacy for the federal Reconnecting Communities program.

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Restoring a parkway system in Buffalo

The Kensington and Scajaquada expressways disrupted Frederick Law Olmsted's vision and divided neighborhoods, but that damage could be undone.
BEN CROWTHERAPR. 11, 2019
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Federal infrastructure bills introduce Highways-to-Boulevards pilots

A pilot program proposed to fund the study and removal of highways in urban contexts, an idea of great interest to urbanists, has largely flown under the radar.
BEN CROWTHERAUG. 13, 2019
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Restoring the heart of Treme

Transforming the Claiborne Expressway in New Orleans to a boulevard like the historic Claiborne Avenue would reverse 20th Century damage to a primarily African-American neighborhood.
BEN CROWTHERAPR. 4, 2019