Guide to New York City Urban Landscapes: A book talk with authors Francis Morrone and Robin Lynn

The Guide to New York City Urban Landscapes is a survey of our city’s diverse array of parks, plazas, green spaces, open spaces, atriums, trails, community gardens, even green roofs. Urban landscapes are more on the minds of city dwellers today than at perhaps any other time in history. In New York in recent years we have seen a revolution in landscape, as mile after mile of disused waterfront, once dominated by industry, has been converted to linear parks. The High Line, a park built atop a disused railroad viaduct, has become one of the city’s top attractions. And the city has banned vehicles from large swaths of Broadway and other streets to create pedestrian plazas, replete with movable chairs and tables, rimmed by bike lanes.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
6:30 pm

Washington Square Institute, 41-51 East 11th Street, 4th Floor
(just east of University Place)