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In cities around the world, urban highways have led to adverse effects including displaced communities, worsened air pollution, increased congestion, severed neighborhoods, and staunched economic development. Realizing that urban highways often cause more harm than good, cities are tearing down elevated viaducts and transforming them into boulevards. Notable examples include the Cheonggyecheon River project in…

The city of Suwon, South Korea hosted the EcoMobility World Festival 2013, a month long event held in the Haenggung-dong neighborhood modeling a progressive, car-free environment. Fresh from the Festival, Suwon is making many changes permanent, such as wider sidewalks, cycle lanes, and bike rental stations. For these long term improvements, catalyzed by the Festival,…


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