Parkways: Still Freeways

I’ve written before about cities in which¬†freeways form a barrier between the people and the places they’d like to be and Niagara Falls is one of the worst offenders. The Robert Moses Parkway runs along the Niagara River, separating the Niagara Gorge—truly one of the more amazing sites in the state—from the neighborhoods adjacent to […]

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Economic Development and National Parks

NPR had a fascinating story this morning that really highlights what “economic development” has come to mean. Roxanne Quimby, founder of Burt’s Bees, has been slowly buying up property around¬†Millinocket, Maine that has been abandoned by paper mills. Her ultimate goal is to donate 70,000 acres and an endowment to the National Park Service for […]

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