Turning Freeways Into Parkways

Across the country, grey-to-green transformations are in the works, capping freeways to reconnect neighborhoods with urban parks.

L.A.'s plans have gotten more press, but similar parks are planned for St. Louis, Cincinnati, and many more.

Haya El Nasser writes, "It's the coming together of people wanting green space and realizing that highways are a negative to the city," says Peter Harnik, director of the Trust for Public Land's Center for City Park Excellence. "Covering them with green space gives you a wonderful place to live and work."

Full Story: Urban parks take over downtown freeways

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