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NYC Chapter Event: The North Atlantic Cities - Author Talk with PhotosTuesday, June 8, 2021
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm EDT
Location: Zoom link sent 72 hours prior to event
Contact: Barbara Stahura
Why do London and New York City have row houses while Paris and Houston do not?
This was the question that led Charles Duff to explore the world’s row house cities, a remarkable group of cities in four nations, and find that they form an urban family, bound together by architecture, commerce, and politics for more than 400 years.
The result is his illustrated book The North Atlantic Cities.
During Mr. Duff’s lively and photo-rich presentation, we’ll watch as the North Atlantic cities grow, become beautiful, and invent many of the things we take for granted today: like parks, mass transit, downtowns, even suburbia.
A loving but critical portrait, The North Atlantic Cities starts in Amsterdam in 1600 and ends in the present. It covers Dutch, British, Irish, and American cities that house more than 100 million people. New York City figures prominently, as do London, Amsterdam, Dublin, and other cities.
Charles B. Duff combines scholarship with practical work as a developer and a community planner. As President of Jubilee Baltimore, he has built or rebuilt more than 300 buildings in historic Baltimore neighborhoods. He lectures widely and has taught at Johns Hopkins University.
You can purchase his book directly at:www.northatlanticcities.com.
In addition to The North Atlantic Cities, now in its second printing, he co-wrote Then and Now: Baltimore Architecture in 2005, contributed to The Architecture of Baltimore, and has translated two books about the tragedies of Sophocles. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Harvard University.
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