Anthony Flint at PennDesign
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Anthony Flint is a Fellow and Director of Public Affairs at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, a think-tank based in Cambridge, Mass., where he is engaged in writing and research about urbanism and development patterns. He is author of Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took On New York's Master Builder and Transformed the American City (Random House, 2009). He was a visiting scholar at Harvard Design School while writing This Land: The Battle Over Sprawl and the Future of America (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006) and co-editor of Smart Growth Policies: An Evaluation of Programs and Outcomes (Lincoln Institute, 2009). He has been a journalist for twenty years, primarily at The Boston Globe, where he covered urban planning, development, architecture and transportation, had a weekly column on urban design and public space, was a policy advisor on smart growth for Massachusetts state government, and was a visiting scholar and Loeb Fellow at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design.
He is a regular contributor to The Boston Globe and The Atlantic Monthly's The Atlantic Cities, as well as The Next American City, Planning magazine, Planetizen, Citiwire.net, Architecture Boston, and GlobalPost, and many other publications. In addition to contributing to The Boston Globe's online commentary forum, The Angle, and This Land, a Community Voices blog on urban design and public space, he is author of the Lincoln Institute blog, At Lincoln House, and the blog Developing Stories, at the author's website. He appeared at TEDx Tampa Bay in 2011 presenting on infrastructure and neighborhoods. His next book, The Raven: The Story of Le Corbusier, Maker of the Modern, a narrative nonfiction account of the father of modern architecture, will be published by Amazon Publishing in 2014. Wrestling with Moses won a Christopher Award in April 2010.
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PennDesign is an inventive place of learning where the many fields of architecture, planning, preservation, landscape and the fine arts come together on shared ground. At PennDesign, we are dedicated to design that is creative in nature and transformative in impact. In a collaborative environment that fosters inquiry and experimentation, faculty and students seek to recast the distinction between theory and practice, expand knowledge and invention through research, and contribute works of value and beauty.