Alexander Garvin Book Talk at The Skyscraper Museum

“THE PLANNING GAME: LESSONS FROM GREAT CITIES”

The Planning Game: Lessons from Great Cities provides a focused, thorough, and sophisticated overview of how planning works. Generously illustrated with 200 colorful photographs, diagrams, and maps, the book presents the public-realm approach to planning–emphasizing the importance of public investments in streets, squares, parks, infrastructure, and public buildings. The book examines planning at every level, explaining the activities necessary to successfully transform a community. The Lessons from Great Cities draw on four historical examples and their colorful motive forces: Paris (Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann), New York (Robert Moses), Chicago (Daniel Burnham), and Philadelphia (Edmund Bacon).

Alexander Garvin is a noted architect and urban planner. He is an adjunct professor of urban planning and management at Yale University. He heads a planning and design firm and lives in New York.

The book talks and lectures below are held at The Skyscraper Museum from 6:30-8 pm and are free of charge, except when noted. The gallery and exhibition are open for viewing from 6 pm. Please RSVP to programs[at]skyscraper[dot]org with the name of the program you would like to attend.

Lecture

Event Details:


  • When: 

    Tuesday, March 19, 2013
    06:30 pm

  • Where: 

    The Skyscraper Museum
    39 Battery Place
    New York, New York

  • More information: 

    Event website.

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