Arts, sciences and humanities build healthier, more livable, vital communities. They are essential to a strong education system. They contribute enormously to our economy.
We speak with professor and Director of Urban Studies Program at Barnard and Columbia University OWEN D. GUTFREUND. His book 20TH CENTURY SPRAWL: HIGHWAYS AND THE RESHAPING OF THE AMERICAN LANDSCAPE traces the complex history of how Interstate Highways have been funded at the cost of urban development. This is an alarming story of greed, intense lobbying, urban disenfranchisement and environmental destruction.