Shop Talk: Alexander Garvin on land use and urban design

What are the lessons we have learned from the world’s great cities? Why do cities falter and sometimes fail? What are the prospects of Detroit making a comeback? What are the keys to creating livable communities? And what are the biggest mistakes cities make with regard to land use? These are some of the questions tackled by guest Alexander Garvin, a professor at the Yale School of Architecture, president of the planning and design firm AGA Public Realm Strategists, and president of the Forum for Urban Design. He joins us by phone from New York City. (05/2014)

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