Alexander Garvin

Urban planner, Architect


Who is Alexander Garvin?

Alexander Garvin is a noted American urban planner, educator, and author. He is in private practice at Alexander Garvin & Associates in New York City and is also an adjunct professor at the Yale School of Architecture. He is widely heralded for studying and rationalizing Atlanta's proposed greenbelt park system, the Atlanta BeltLine. Additionally, he was behind New York City’s 2012 Olympic Games bid, as well as overseeing efforts to redevelop lower Manhattan, especially around the World Trade Center site – after the September 11 attacks. Garvin’s importance to town planning stems from his work having had the potential to change the face of several of America’s largest cities, as well as the numerous works of literature he has published. Previously, Mr. Garvin was a commissioner on the New York City Planning Commission, and from 1970 to 1980, served as New York City's Deputy Commissioner of Housing and Director of Comprehensive Planning.

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on July 23, 2013


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