"Robert Moses" was the "master builder" of mid-20th century New York City, Long Island, Rockland County, and Westchester County, New York. As the shaper of a modern city, he is sometimes compared to Baron Haussmann of Second French Empire/Second Empire Paris, and was arguably one of the most polarization (politics)/polarizing figures in the history of urban planning in the United States. His decisions favoring highways over public transit helped create the modern suburbs of Long Island and influenced a generation of engineer/engineers, architects, and urban planners who spread his philosophies across the nation. One of his major contributions to urban planning was New York's large parkway network.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous public servants! More Robert Moses on Wikipedia.