Anthony Flint

Speech Topics:
Wrestling with Moses
Jane Jacobs and New York City
Reflections on Jane and Bob
Le Corbusier, Maker of the Modern
The American City
Smart Growth
Land Policy and Property Rights
Sustainable Development
Development and Real Estate Trends
Urban Affairs

Anthony Flint, an expert on trends in land use, cities and the built environment, is a fellow and director of public affairs at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, a think tank in Cambridge, Mass.

He is the author of Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took on New York’s Master Builder and Transformed the American City (Random House, 2009) and This Land: The Battle over Sprawl and the Future of America (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006), and co-editor of Smart Growth Policies: An Evaluation of Programs and Outcomes (Lincoln Institute, 2009). He has been a journalist for over 25 years, primarily at The Boston Globe, a policy advisor on smart growth for Massachusetts state government, a visiting scholar and Loeb Fellow at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, He is a regular contributor to The Atlantic Monthly’s The Atlantic Cities, as well as The Boston Globe, The New Republic, GlobalPostThe Next City, Planning magazine, Planetizen, Citiwire, Architecture Boston, and many other publications; author of the blogs At Lincoln House and Developing Stories; and a curator and speaker at TEDxBeaconStreet and TEDxTampaBay.

In 2013 he was awarded fellowships at The Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center and The American Library in Paris. His next book, The Raven: The Life of Le Corbusier, Maker of the Modern, a narrative nonfiction account of the father of modern architecture, will be published by Amazon Publishing in 2014. Wrestling with Moses won a Christopher Award in 2010.

He is a graduate of Middlebury College and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Travels from Boston.

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