What Makes a Great City

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review


Alexander Garvin is an adjunct professor at the Yale School of Architecture, with an impressive urban planning record including serving as planning director for New York City’s 2012 Olympic Games bid, working on Atlanta’s greenbelt park system (the Atlanta BeltLine), and publishing several successful books including The American City: What Works, What Doesn’t and The Planning Game: Lessons for Great Cities. His newest work, What Makes a City Great follows the formula of his first books, drawing from his rich firsthand experiences and utilising his personal photography skills. In it, Garvin gives his answer to the perennial question of what makes a city great. What is it that draws people to Paris, London, and New York?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-126
Number of pages2
JournalUrban Policy and Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019


Dive into the research topics of 'What Makes a Great City'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this