Tuesday, November 08, 2005

What next for Smart Growth

Post-Katrina, post-Prince Charles, smart growth and New Urbanism don't seem like outrageous ideas. But what does the future hold for these extraordinary planning movements? I am scheduled to talk about the recent history of sustainable development initiatives, the complicated political, cultural and economic landscape, and emerging strategies Wednesday Nov. 9th at noon at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, co-sponsored by the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston and the Taubman Center for State and Local Government. The dean of Harvard's Graduate School of Design, Alan Altshuler, will be moderator http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/rappaport/. The talk will be based in part on my forthcoming book, "This Land: The Battle Over Sprawl and the Future of America," due out in the spring by The Johns Hopkins University Press http://www.press.jhu.edu/books/title_pages/8961.html