LA 221 Week 6 Notes
Popular in Landscape Architecture History II
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sarah D'Esposito on Thursday February 18, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to LA 221 at a university taught by Carla Corbin in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 10 views.
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Date Created: 02/18/16
we celebrated freeways because they can take us where we previously couldn’t but those places quickly became forgotten when people began zooming past beautiful countryside they made cities, divided cities, and supported fast food businesses congestion became just as inconvenient as the convenience itself the Lincoln highway “get the farmer out of the mud.” ? isn’t that where the farmer belongs building at public expense to benefit only those with vehicles trucking created a situation that made it hard for rail systems to be successful and thrive fed. Gov. paid 90% of road construction through gas taxes people saw escape and adventure “like a true nature’s child…” the companies were trained to bulldoze through the least expensive land (like swamps, and the slums) because those people had no political voice or power -impacts on urban areas were tremendous (not always in a good way) “urban renewal” these roads actually cast a shadow over the city in places that used to be really neat and lively. we were destroying what was already built the engineers had no knowledge or consideration for the non-paying clients
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