is a fellow and director of public affairs at the Lincoln
Institute of Land Policy, and author of Modern Man: The Life of Le Corbusier, Architect of Tomorrow, a narrative nonfiction account of the father of modern architecture, to be published by Amazon Publishing in November 2014.
He is also 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 30 years, primarily
at The Boston Globe, a policy advisor on smart growth for Massachusetts
state government, and a visiting scholar and Loeb
Fellow at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.
He is a regular contributor to CityLab (formerly The
Atlantic Cities), as well as The Boston Globe, The New Republic,
GlobalPost, Next City, Metropolis, Planning magazine, Planetizen, Citiwire,
Architecture Boston, and many other publications; author of the blogs At
Lincoln House, Developing
Stories and This
Land; 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.
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Wrestling with Moses won a Christopher
Award in 2010.
for Wrestling with Moses:
“Anthony Flint has written a riveting account of a struggle
between opposites that forever redefined the American city. With no
formal training in urban planning, Jane Jacobs had the audacity to
take on Robert Moses and the passion to save old New York from the
—James L. Swanson, Edgar Award–winning author
of the New York Times bestseller Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s
“Beautifully written, Wrestling with Moses is a step back in
time to the bohemia of Greenwich Village in the 1960s, when Bob Dylan’s
music filled the streets and revolution was in the air. As a woman
standing up to power, Jane Jacobs blazed a trail. This is a remarkable
—Brad Matsen, author of Titanic’s Last Secrets
Hopkins University Press