Tuesday, December 8, 6:00pm
The North Atlantic Cities by Charles B. Duff, which is available for the first time in the United States, is a book about urban development and urban life masquerading as a book about architecture. Hear its story of four hundred years of architecture and urban development in cities like New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and Baltimore, to name a few. It all starts with the row house, which could very well be the key to understanding why many of the world’s great cities look and function as they do. From the 1600’s to today, it is perhaps the antidote to suburban sprawl, urban decay, and the worst of global climate change.