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The Heart of the City: Creating Vibrant Downtowns for a New Century

Alexander Garvin with Paul Goldberger
The Heart of the City: Creating Vibrant Downtowns for a New Century

Why are some downtowns in trouble while others are thriving? How have those that were on the decline, like lower Manhattan, become resurgent? What does it take to ensure a healthy future for the heart of America’s cities?

Distinguished urban planner Alexander Garvin will answer these questions with Paul Goldberger, noted architecture critic and contributing editor at Vanity Fair. In this conversation on Garvin’s new book The Heart of the City: Creating Vibrant Downtowns for a New Century, Garvin identifies shared elements of great downtowns, offers lessons from successful and failed projects, and charts a path forward for prosperous downtowns.

A book signing follows the event.

Alexander Garvin

Alexander Garvin is currently an adjunct professor at the Yale School of Architecture and President and CEO of AGA Public Realm Strategists, Inc. …

Paul Goldberger

Paul Goldberger, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, began his career at The New York Times, where he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize …