Senior economist Jeffrey Brinkman has long been interested in cities — how they grow and change, how people commute into and out of them, and how they can be hurt or helped by policymaking. In this Q&A, he discusses the unintended consequences of Philadelphia's urban freeways, and what can be done to address those consequences today.

This article appeared in the First Quarter 2022 issue of Economic Insights. Download and read the full issue.

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