Building Dynamic, Diverse Downtowns for 21st Century

“For me, a downtown is a high density, mixed-use section of the city that produces the bulk of the jobs and taxes in that city,”

By Jason Middleton

Urban planning fascinates me, the ebb and flow of people, converted spaces and new construction, the range of commutes from nuisance to hellish and the technology needed for this dynamic growth.

It ticks all the boxes. So the new book ‘The Heart of the City: Creating Vibrant Downtowns for a New Century‘ was a must-get interview.

Professor Alex Garvin wrote “The Heart of the City”. He’s a professor at Yale University, but his experience runs deep.

Alex Garvin has combined a career in urban planning and real estate with teaching, architecture, and public service. He is now President and CEO of AGA Public Realm Strategists, Inc., a planning and design firm in New York City.

In the months after 9/11 he led the rebuild team.


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