Active Exclusion

Too often the concept “active transportation” produces environments that are not fully accessible. The extraordinary history of Roosevelt Island — home to the celebrated new campus of Cornell Tech and to a memorial to a disabled president who used a wheelchair — offers lessons both troubling and hopeful.

Too often the concept “active transportation” produces inaccessible environments. The history of Roosevelt Island, named for a disabled president, offers lessons both troubling and hopeful.

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Keith Eggener

Keith Eggener is a columnist for Places. He is Marion Dean Ross Professor of Architectural History at the University of Oregon.

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Gabrielle Esperdy

Gabrielle Esperdy is a columnist for Places. She is associate professor of architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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Shannon Mattern

Shannon Mattern is a columnist for Places. She is a professor of anthropology at The New School in New York City.

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Naomi Stead

Naomi Stead is a columnist for Places. She is an architecture critic and Head of Architecture at Monash University.

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