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Oculus Book Talk: John Massengale, Street Design
1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW
When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MONDAY, AUGUST 11
Where: At The Center
John Massengale, AIA, will present Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns, published by John Wiley & Sons.
Massengale and Dover know how to fix America's neighborhoods, cities, and towns: make them walkable again. That begins with great streets where people want to be, streets that are comfortable, safe, and interesting. In Street Design, two accomplished architects and urban designers share insights on how good street design can increase happiness, unlock economic value, improve our health, and lower our carbon footprint.
Street Design is the essential handbook for urban designers, civic leaders, architects, city planners, engineers, developers, landscape architects, and community activists: it is ideal reading for any person who wants to make their comunity walkable and create memorable streets that are not just routes to somplace else, but great places that are destinations in themselves.
John Montague Massengale, AIA, is an architect and urban designer in New York City. He is a board member of the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU), which The New York Times called "the most important phenomenon to emerge in American architecture in the post-Cold War era" and a formr Director of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. With Robert A.M. Stern, he was coauthor of New York 1900: Metropolitan Architecture and Urbanism 1890-1915 and The Anglo-American Suburb.
Price: Free for AIA members and students with valid student ID - RSVP using the form to the right
$10 for non-members - PURCHASE A TICKET
Organized by: AIANY Oculus Committee
Co-Sponsored by: CNU New York
Oculus Book Seller: McNally Jackson Books | 52 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012 | 212.274.1160
This program is an initiative of the Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, 2014 Presidential theme “Civic Spirit: Civic Vision”
Each month, the AIANY Oculus Committee presents a Book Talk at the Center for Architecture. Each Oculus Book Talk highlights a recent publication on architecture, design, or the built environment — presented by the author. The Book Talks are a forum for dialogue and discussion, and copies of the publications are available for sale and signing.
2014 Book Talk Series
Monday, January 13, 2014: Alexandros Washburn, The Nature of Urban Design
Wednesday, February 5, 2014: Jan Gehl and Birgitte Svarre, How to Study Public Life
Tuesday, March 11, 2014: Jean-Louis Cohen, Architecture in Uniform
Monday, April 7, 2014: Charles Montgomery, Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design
Monday, May 12, 2014: Francoise Bollack and Kenneth Frampton, Old Buildings, New Forms
Monday, June 9, 2014: Hillary Brown, Next Generation Infrastructure
Tuesday, July 1, 2014: Mark Wigley and Michael Bell, Permanent Change: Plastics in Architecture and Engineering
Monday, August 11, 2014: John Massengale, Street Design
Wednesday, September 3, 2014: Susan Szenasy, Szenasy, Design Advocate
Monday, October 6, 2014: Casablanca Chandigarh: A Report on Modernization
Monday, November 11, 2014: Paradise Planned: The Garden Suburb and the Modern City