When: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM TUESDAY, MARCH 19

Where:The Skyscraper Museum 39 Battery Place New York, NY 10280

The Planning Game: Lessons from Great Cities provides a focused, thorough, and sophisticated overview of how planning works. Generously illustrated with 200 colorful photographs, diagrams, and maps, the book presents the public-realm approach to planning, emphasizing the importance of public investments in streets, squares, parks, infrastructure, and public buildings. The book examines planning at every level, explaining the activities necessary to successfully transform a community. The Lessons from Great Cities draw on four historical examples and their colorful motive forces: Paris (Baron Georges-Eugene Haussmann), New York (Robert Moses), Chicago (Daniel Burnham), and Philadelphia (Edmund Bacon).

Alexander Garvin is a noted architect and urban planner. He is an adjunct professor of urban planning and management at Yale University. He heads a planning and design firm and lives in New York. The gallery and exhibition are open for viewing from 6 pm. Please RSVP to [masked]

Sponsored by: The Skyscraper Museum

Organized by: The Skyscraper Museum

Alexander Garvin


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  • Ana K

    Hi everyone ,
    I received this email from Skycraper museum some minutes ago. Just wanted to tell you that maybe there won't be enough spots for tonight:
    "Thank you for your interest in tonight's book talk by Alexander Garvin: The Planning Game, Lessons from Great Cities. Unfortunately, due to the overwhelming response we have received, we cannot accept RSVP's from non-members for sitting or standing space. If you are interested in learning more about membership with The Skyscraper Museum see our website at:

    Thank you for your interest, we look forward to seeing you in the future.

    March 19, 2013

  • Leo J. Pyzynski J.

    Hi Leo:

    Thank you for your interest in our book talk event tomorrow evening. The event is popular and we are getting close to capacity. We are happy to hear your members are interested in attending, but unfortunately cannot save spots for groups. If people RSVP to [masked] on an individual basis we can better monitor size and be sure we can accommodate everyone.


    Ellie Rubin

    March 18, 2013

  • Franciscp A.


    March 18, 2013

  • Franciscp A.

    I have a question about how to rsvp if anyone can answer it. To rsvp one mist email [masked] and just simply tell them to reserve a spot?

    March 18, 2013

  • Clifford M.

    I'm looking forward to seeing the Skyscraper museum. This will be my first trip there.

    March 15, 2013

  • Curt R.

    I may have already placed an RSVP thx

    March 14, 2013

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