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Urban Studies Faculty Affiliate Clayton Nall Reveals Highways' Impact on Cities

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Urban Studies faculty affiliate Clayton Nall's new book traces the impact of the federal highway system on American cities. Entitled The Road to Inequality: How the Federal Highway Program Polarized America and Undermined Cities, the book argues that interstate highways helped erect divisions between affluent, white, and more heavily Republican suburbs, and poorer, Democratic-leaning central cities inhabited more predominantly by people of color. Read Nall's interview with the Stanford News Service.