The Hub's Metropolis
Author James O'Connell will speak about his new book The Hub’s Metropolis: Boston’s Suburban Development, 1800-2010. The work is the first comprehensive historical overview of Boston’s suburban development, from the earliest country estates to suburban sprawl and the smart growth movement. This book provides historical context for understanding the region’s contemporary planning efforts that are addressing the challenges of low-density sprawl, climate change, and the global information age economy. The Hub’s Metropolis combines the perspectives of an urban historian and an experienced Massachusetts urban planner.