Urban planner Alexander Garvin’s newest book, Public Parks: The Key to Livable Communities, offers a comprehensive study of public parks, from their history and evolution to planning, location, site adaptation and design. Garvin will demonstrate the importance of public parks, as continually evolving artifacts in our cities, in understanding the functioning of cities and suburbs. The talk will highlight the role of sustainability — including environmental, social, financial, political, aesthetic and functional factors — as the key to successful park design and planning.
Books will be available for purchase from William Stout Annex at the event, 10% discount for SPUR members.
Aaron was the editor of Streetsblog San Francisco from January 2012 until October 2015. He joined Streetsblog in 2010 after studying rhetoric and political communication at SF State University and spending a semester in Denmark.