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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Supporting a federal role in highway removal

Highways to Boulevards campaign organizers and CNU members visited 20 Congressional offices in late October, to discuss two current proposals in Congress that would offer funds for highway removal.
BEN CROWTHERNOV. 11, 2019
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A boulevard rather than a freeway

I-275 was built on top of Central Avenue and split Tampa in half. Transformation into a boulevard is gaining political traction due to economic and quality of life benefits.
BEN CROWTHERAPR. 5, 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