Preservation Buffalo Niagara and the East Side Parkways Coalition present

Healing Communities by Removing Highways

What’s next for the Humboldt Parkway Restoration Project?

Jennifer Roberts

Environmental racism and equity in access to urban greenways

John Norquist

How highway removal positively impacted Milwaukee

Questions and Answers

  • JOHN NORQUIST: Four-term mayor and acclaimed author John Norquist will speak about how highway removal positively impacted Milwaukee.
  • DR. JENNIFER ROBERTS: Buffalo-native, Doctor of Kinesiology, and Founder/Director of the Public Health Outcomes & Effects of the Built Environment (PHOEBE) Laboratory at UMD Dr. Jennifer Roberts will speak on the topics of environmental racism and equity in access to urban greenways.
  • LANESSA OWENS-CHAPLIN: Director of The Racial Justice Center for NYCLU, Attorney Lanessa Owens-Chaplin will speak on strategies used in Syracuse to remove the I-81 expressway. (Ms. Owens-Chaplin was unable to participate in the webinar).

Here's how to support our efforts:


We meet every Thursday, 5:30pm at the Delavan Grider Community Center


We send emails to our supporters
two or three times a month


Support ESPC Directly
with a monetary donation


Show your support
in your front yard


Tell officials what you think
about the project


We host public events
in the community