John Massengale, AIA, will present Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns, published by John Wiley & Sons.
Speaker: John Massengale, AIA
Topic: Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns, by John Massengale and Victor Dover
Where: AIA Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York NY
When: Monday, August 11, 6:00-8:00pm
Cost: $10, or free for students & AIA members. CNU and 555 members attending the event will receive a free drink ticket for use at a reception after the talk.*
Massengale and Dover know how to fix America's neighborhoods, cities, and towns: make them walkable again. That begins with great streets where people want to be, streets that are comfortable, safe, and interesting. In Street Design, two accomplished architects and urban designers share insights on how good street design can increase happiness, unlock economic value, improve our health, and lower our carbon footprint.
Street Design, The Secret to Great Cities and Towns “is a lucid, practical and altogether indispensable guide for envisioning and creating vibrant 21st century towns and cities. It should be required reading for every local political leader, planner, architect, real estate developer and engaged urban citizen in America.” — Kurt Andersen, Studio 360
“This book could change the way people see the streets in their towns and cities. And it could help those towns and cities make streets for people, rather than their cars.” — Mayor Joe Riley, Charleston, South Carolina
John Montague Massengale, AIA, is an architect and urban designer in New York City. He is a board member of the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU), which The New York Times called “the most important phenomenon to emerge in American architecture in the post-Cold War era.” A former Director of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art with Robert A.M. Stern, he was coauthor of New York 1900: Metropolitan Architecture and Urbanism 1890-1915 and The Anglo-American Suburb.
AIA Continuing Education Credits:
1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW
* The tickets will be downstairs at the table where books will be sold after the talk.