Stories by Alexander Garvin – Next City

Stories by Alexander Garvin

Alexander Garvin is currently President and CEO of AGA Public Realm Strategists, Inc., a planning and design firm in New York City that is responsible for the initial master plans for the Atlanta BeltLine, Tessera (a 700-acre new community outside Austin), and Hinton Park in Collierville, Tennessee. Garvin is Adjunct Professor of Urban Planning and Management at Yale University, where he has taught a wide range of subjects, in addition to three courses in the School of Architecture. He is also the author of the book “The American City: What Works, What Doesn't,” published by McGraw-Hill and winner of the 1996 American Institute of Architects book award in urbanism. (An updated, expanded, full-color 3rd edition was released in 2013). He is the author of “The Planning Game: Lessons from Great Cities,” published by W. W. Norton in 2013, among other titles. Garvin earned his B.A., M.Arch, and M.U.S. from Yale University.