The evolution of east coast cities, beautifully drawn

Ever wondered why Boston, New York, or Philadelphia look so different from other American cities? What are shared patterns among these east coast hubs? Sam Bass Warner and Andrew H. Whittemore provide a fast motion view on the economic, political and social forces that shaped the urban form of these places from fragile early settlements to today’s metropolitan areas.

The black and white drawings throughout the book already tell the story on their own – and the text is a fast and very accessible read. This book changed the way how I look at the city on my daily commute.


Author: thies

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) for Real Estate Finance, Cambridge