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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Sandy Isenstadt

Sandy Isenstadt is a professor of architectural history at the University of Delaware, and a columnist for Places.

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Simon Sadler

Simon Sadler is a columnist for Places. He teaches the history and theory of architecture, design, and urbanism across several programs at the University of California, Davis, where he is a professor in the Department of Design.

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Belmont Freeman

Belmont Freeman is a columnist for Places. He is principal of Belmont Freeman Architects, an award-winning design firm in New York City.

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David Heymann

David Heymann is a columnist for Places. He is an architect, and the Harwell Hamilton Harris Regents Professor in Architecture at the University of Texas, Austin.

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