Anthony Flint, a veteran journalist, author, and senior fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, a think-tank in Cambridge, Mass., is available for speaking engagements on cities, global urbanization, climate change and resilience, demographic trends and development patterns, and architecture, urban planning, and urban design. He is author of Mayor’s Desk: 20 Conversations with Local Leaders Solving Global Problems (Lincoln Institute, 2024) Modern Man: The Life of Le Corbusier, Architect of Tomorrow (New Harvest, 2014),  Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took on New York’s Master Builder and Transformed the American City (Random House, 2009), This Land: The Battle Over Sprawl and the Future of America (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006), and Smart Growth Policies: An Evaluation of Programs and Outcomes (Lincoln Institute, 2009). He is a regular contributor to Bloomberg CityLab, The Boston Globe, and many other publications; host of the Land Matters podcast; a TEDx curator and speaker; and formerly a policy adviser on smart growth for Massachusetts state government.

For information regarding speaking engagements, contact IWPR Group: Irina Woelfle 786-220-5049 irina at or Linda Stephen 402-483-0747 linda at

Mayor’s Panel: Equitable Regeneration of Legacy Cities American Planning Association National Planning Conference, Minneapolis April 15, 2024
Guest lecturer, Tracking Urban Expansion, University of Colorado Boulder Masters of the Environment Program, Boulder February 8, 2024

Pitkin Lecture, PA Chapter American Planning Association annual conference Scranton, October 15-17, 2023

Grow Smart Maine 2020 Summit October 22, 2020
Mise en Place Harvard University August 7, 2020
Age of the Overlapping Crisis California Preservation Foundation keynote May 18, 2020
Remembering Neal Peirce World Urban Forum 10 Abu Dhabi February 11, 2020

Innovators Actions Forum Charlotte 2040 October 2, 2019
UX + Design at Tufts University Medford MA April 26, 2019

Journalists Forum Phoenix AZ March 29, 2018
Young Scholars Initiative at American Association of Geographers | Institute for New Economic Thinking Washington DC April 2, 2019
Paying for Growth: TIF & Value Capture in Maine and Beyond Portland ME January 22, 2019

Jacobs Engineering Group Boston MA October 23, 2018
Junius Real Estate Partners New York NY October 4, 2018
Daniel Burnham Forum on Big Ideas Washington DC September 23, 2018
TEDxBeaconStreet Salon at TripAdvisor Needham MA August 16, 2018
Long Island Museum Stony Brook NY August 19, 2018
Boston Society of Architects/Designing Boston Boston, MA June 25, 2018
World Urban Forum Next City World Stage Kuala Lumpur Malaysia February 2018

Meeting of the Minds Cleveland OH October 25, 2017
Citizen Jane Film Festival Bridgeport CT October 12, 2017
Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute Denver CO March 16, 2017

Habitat III Quito Ecuador October 2016
Intersections 2016 Park City UT September 29, 2016
CNU New England Urbanism Summit Providence RI April 29, 2016

TEDxBeaconStreet Brookline MA November 14, 2015
Brookline League of Women Voters, Brookline MA October 7 2015
Brookline Adult & Community Education, Brookline MA September 30, 2015
Stonington Free Library, La Grua Center, Stonington CT August 16, 2015
Portland Society for Architecture, Portland, ME February 12, 2015
New Partners for Smart Growth, Baltimore MD January 29, 2015

2014-2015 Book Tour for Modern Man

New York Public Library, NYC, March 18, 2014
Brookline Booksmith, November 4, 2014
Boston Society of Architects, BSA Space, November 6, 2014
The University Club of Boston, November 11, 2014
Books on the Square, Providence, November 22, 2014
The Skyscraper Museum, New York City, December 2, 2014
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, December 11, 2014
National Building Museum, Washington, D.C., January 11, 2015
Boston Athenaeum, January 21, 2015 6 p.m.
Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, February 19, 2015 2 p.m.

New Jersey Future, New Brunswick, N.J., October 30, 2014
Meeting of the Minds, Detroit, October 1, 2014
New Partners for Smart Growth, Denver, February 13, 2104
The American Library in Paris, October 1, 2013
Historic Salem, May 14, 2013
TEDxBeaconStreet, November 17, 2012
Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors, Springfield MA June 7, 2012
Legacy of the Inner Belt/Cambridge Historical Society, Cambridge, MA April 25, 2012
APA National Planning Conference, Los Angeles, CA April 16, 2012
West End Museum, April 5, 2012
Worcester Business Development Corporation Worcester, MA April 28, 2011
TEDx Tampa Bay, Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, FL April 22, 2011
Sustainable Urbanism Conference, Congress for the New Urbanism New England Chapter, Local Food symposium, Yale University, New Haven, CT March 17-18, 2011
Smart Growth Conference/Connecticut College, New London, CT March 4, 2011
Rollins College, Hamilton Holt School, Masters of Planning in Civic Urbanism, Winter Park, FL November 3, 2010
Committee for the Green Foothills Palo Alto Art Center Palo Alto, CA October 15, 2010
World Future Society 2010, Westin Waterfront, Boston, MA July 8, 2010
Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, June 16, 2010
Robert Moses, Jane Jacobs, and the Automobile, Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY May 17, 2010
Metropolitan Area Planning Council, Boston, April 21, 2010
New York Public Library, Mid-Manhattan Branch, New York, March 9, 2010
New England Women in Real Estate, Piper Rudnick, Boston, March 2, 2010

2009 Book Tour for Wrestling with Moses

Middlebury College, Middlebury VT August 2009
Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA August 4, 2009
Politics & Prose, Washington DC August 11, 2009
University Club Ramsay Breakfast, Toronto, August 13, 2009
Northshire Bookstore, Manchester, VT August 29, 2009
Urban Center Books, New York, NY September 21, 2009
Water Street Bookstore, Exeter, NH September 25, 2009
University Club of Boston, Boston, MA September 30, 2009 
The Skyscraper Museum, New York, NY October 1, 2009
The Tenement Museum, New York, NY October 8, 2009
Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, Portland, OR, October 15, 2009
San Francisco Planning Urban Research Association, San Francisco, October 16, 2009
MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning speaker series, co-sponsored by American Planning Association/Massachusetts Chapter, MIT Stata Center, Cambridge, MA October 21, 2009
Northeastern University School of Journalism, Boston, MA, October 22, 2009
College Speaker Series, Boston, MA, October 28, 2009
Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA
American Planning Association/NJ Chapter/Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ November 6, 2009
Rebuilding Together Boston, Boston, December 2, 2009
Urban Land Institute/Boston District Council, Boston, MA, December 11, 2009

Our World lecture series, Amesbury  MA Oct. 16, 2008
MassImpact/Cities & Climate Change Symposium, MIT Cambridge MA June 9, 2008
Redevelopment: Collaborate 2008, Orange County Planning Division/APA Orlando, FL Mar. 27, 2008
Boston Society of Architects Lecture Series Boston MA Dec. 19, 2007 
Howard E. Woodin Colloquium, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT Oct. 18, 2007 
Living and Working in Paradise II, Outer Banks Community Development Corporation, Kitty Hawk, NC Oct. 15, 2007 
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Lincoln Lecture series Cambridge, MA Oct. 11, 2007
2007 Great Northwest Planning Conference, Oregon and Washington chapters, American Planning Association, Tacoma WA Oct. 4, 2007 
Metropolitan Center for Regional Studies, University of Central Florida, Orlando FL Sept. 19, 2007
Design for Health, University of Minnesota, Hubert. H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, Minneapolis MNSept. 14, 2007
Congress for the New Urbanism XV, Philadelphia PA May 17, 2007 
Groton Public Library / Nashua River Watershed Association April 2007 
Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA Mar. 19, 2007
Urban Land Institute, Southwest Florida, 10th Annual Winter Institute on the Gulf, Naples, FL Feb. 22, 2007 
 New Partners for Smart Growth, Los Angeles Feb. 8, 2007
Massachusetts Smart Growth Conference, Worcester, MA Dec. 1, 2006
BuildBoston, panel on smart growth, Boston MA Nov. 15, 2006
Leading Practices in Smart Growth Symposium at Brownfields conference, Boston MA Nov. 13, 2006
Vero Beach Book Festival Nov. 10-12, 2006
High Winds Fund lecture, Macalaster College, St. Paul MN Nov. 6, 2006
Land Development West Conference keynote Las Vegas NV Nov. 2, 2006
Natick 360 Vision for the Future Conference, keynote Natick, MA Oct. 27, 2006 
Urban Land Institute, infrastructure panel, Denver CO Oct. 19, 2006
Southern Festival of Books, Memphis TN Oct. 13-15, 2006 
AARP‘s 2020 Vision Series: Building for Boomers Las Vegas NV Oct. 3, 2006
Building a Better Bend, Tower Theatre Bend, OR Sept. 19, 2006

2006 Book Tour for This Land

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism alumni weekend book fair, Low Library Rotunda, New York, NY April 21
American Planning Association conference, San Antonio: TX April 23
Boston Athenaeum Boston MA May 4
Loeb Fellowship 36th reunion, Harvard Design School Cambridge, MA May 5
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Keynote for City Planners Cambridge, MA May 11
New England Women in Real Estate, Boston, MA May 12
Harvard Book Store, Author Event Series, Cambridge, MA May 12
Politics & Prose bookstore Washington DC May 13
Smart growth speaker series, National Building Museum  Washington, DC May 15
Borders Downtown Crossing (Boston Society of Architects), Boston MA May 24
Congress for the New Urbanism, Providence, RI June 2
The Brookings Institution, Metropolitan Policy Program, Washington, DC June 6
Mayors Institute on Community Design/Regional Plan Association Garden City, NY June 8
The Tattered Cover, Rocky Mountain Land Series, Denver CO June 10
Stacey’s San Francisco, San Francisco CA June 12
San Francisco Planning + Urban Research Association,  San Francisco June 12
Powell’s Books, Portland, OR June 13
McCall Society lecture, Portland, OR June 14
Town Hall Center for Civic Life with Elliot Bay Book Co., Seattle WA June 15
Tuesdays at APA, American Planning Association, the Campaign for Sensible Growth and the Metropolitan Planning Council, Chicago IL June 20
Old South Meeting House, Boston MA June 21