Ben Crowther

Ben Crowther manages CNU’s Highways to Boulevards and Freeways Without Futures initiatives. He first encountered New Urbanism while conducting research for his doctoral dissertation on architecture, community, and street design in the Roman empire.

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A chance to repeat history

Portland, Oregon, could open up the east bank of the Willamette River to adjacent neighborhoods and duplicate the success of the removal of Harbor Drive.
BEN CROWTHERAPR. 12, 2019
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When freeways have no futures

CNU releases is biennial report, Freeways Without Futures 2019, telling the tale of ten freeways in cities where the movement has spawned active campaigns for transformation.
BEN CROWTHER, ROBERT STEUTEVILLEAPR. 3, 2019
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Never too late to stop the bulldozer

Thirty-seven US urban highways were halted mid-construction by the communities in their path, saving city parks and neighborhoods from demolition.
BEN CROWTHERAPR. 10, 2019