About the author
Anthony Flint is a fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, a think tank in Cambridge, Mass. www.lincolninst.edu and author of Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took on New York's Master Builder and Transformed the American City (Random House). He has been a journalist for over 20 years, primarily at The Boston Globe, where he covered development, urban design, housing, and transportation, and authored a column on urban design and public space called “A Sense of Place.” His first book, This Land: The Battle over Sprawl and the Future of America, was published by Johns Hopkins University Press. He was a visiting scholar and Loeb Fellow at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, and a policy adviser in 2005-2006 at the Office of Commonwealth Development, the Massachusetts state agency coordinating housing, environment, energy, and transportation. As a Citistates Associate he is a frequent contributor to Citiwire.net, the news and commentary service organized by Neal Peirce of The Washington Post Writers Group. His work has appeared in Planning magazine, Planetizen, The Next American City, Architecture Boston, GlobalPost, and publications of Harvard’s Kennedy School. He is co-editor of Smart Growth Policies, an evaluation of statewide smart growth programs, published by the Lincoln Institute in 2009, and author of the Lincoln Institute blog “At Lincoln House,” as well as the blog “Developing Stories,” at the author's website www.anthonyflint.net. Wrestling with Moses won a Christopher Award in April 2010.