What was the outcome of the effort in each neighborhood, and why did events unfold the way they did?

) In her contributed chapter to Robert Bullard & Glenn Johnson’s Just Transportation entitled “New Orleans neighborhoods under siege”, Beverley Wright discusses the history of efforts to construct urban expressways in the 1950s and 1960s in two New Orleans neighborhoods, the Vieux Carre (also called the “French Quarter” today) and the Treme neighborhood. In a short answer (approximately 1 page, or longer if you wish) provide an answer in two parts: A) What was the outcome of the effort in each neighborhood, and why did events unfold the way they did? B) It is now half a century or more later, and elevated expressways such as I-10 in New Orleans are reaching the end of their useful life. A similar situation exists in other parts of the country, such as I-81 in downtown Syracuse, much closer to Cornell. Even if these freeways are replaced with identical elevated roadways, the size of the project is so large that it is an equivalent project to replace them or to dismantle them and replace with a different kind of infrastructure. Keeping in mind that we are at the beginning of the course and we have not yet delved into many transportation engineering concepts that are coming soon, at a basic or high level, how might a project to replace the end-of-life expressways be carried out to avoid some of the problems that were created in the first iteration in the 1950s and 1960s, as described in Wright’s chapter? This is an open-ended question, a number of different ideas are possible.

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