The post-World War II era offered hope for many middle-class families with its promise of upward mobility. Unfortunately, the emphasis on suburban home-ownership and the white picket fence has severely impacted how we get from place to place.

And, as a result, our national well-being.

The intentional pattern of land development that evolved resulted in sprawl in the suburbs and disinvestment in communities of color, leaving all communities with fewer transportation choices. This gave rise to multiple harmful legacies, as people were required to drive to access basic destinations, such as their jobs, schools, or places of worship.

Read the full article in the National Civic League Journal (code = WBT19) here.