Design After Decline: How America Rebuilds Shrinking Cities

Design After Decline describes how America’s two largest shrinking cities—Detroit and Philadelphia—faced the challenge of design after decline in dramatically different ways, and looks at how innovative design and planning can shape a brighter future for shrinking cities and their residents. Join Brent D. Ryan, author and assistant professor of urban design and public policy at MIT; Toni Griffin, professor of architecture and the director of the J. Max Bond Center at the Spitzer School of Architecture at CCNY; and Robert A. Beauregard, urban planning professor and chair of doctoral program subcommittee on urban planning at Columbia’s GSAPP for a conversation about the book and the future of shrinking cities. Van Alen Books is NYC's architecture and design bookstore located at Van Alen Institute's headquarters at 30 West 22nd Street.