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City on a Hill

Urban Idealism in America from the Puritans to the Present

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674987999

Publication Date: 10/29/2019

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464 pages

6 x 9 inches

132 photos, 36 color photos, 15 illus.

Belknap Press

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Alex Krieger is Professor in Practice of Urban Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he has been honored repeatedly as one of Harvard’s most outstanding teachers. Krieger is coeditor of Mapping Boston and Towns and Town-Making Principles and coauthor of A Design Primer for Cities and Towns. He is also a Principal at NBBJ, a global firm offering services in architecture, urban design, and planning. He is a frequent advisor to mayors and their planning staffs, and has served on a number of national and regional boards and commissions, including the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.

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