About this Video
Designers have created inexpensive smaller living spaces in recent years, in recognition of the fact that teachers, millennials, and aging boomers don’t need a big single-family house to call home. Meanwhile, accessory dwelling units – carriage houses, in-law apartments, and granny flats – are affordable housing hiding in plain sight. What needs to change are the land use rules to expand housing options, particularly in hot-market cities.
About the Speaker
Anthony Flint is a senior fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, a think tank in Cambridge, Mass., with expertise in urban planning, housing, climate change and resilience, infrastructure, and global urbanization. He is author of Modern Man: The Life of Le Corbusier, Architect of Tomorrow (New Harvest); Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took on New York’s Master Builder and Transformed the American City (Random House); and This Land: The Battle over Sprawl and the Future of America (Johns Hopkins University Press); and co-editor of Smart Growth Policies: An Evaluation of Programs and Outcomes (Lincoln Institute).
He has been a journalist for over 30 years, primarily at The Boston Globe, a policy advisor on smart growth for Massachusetts state government, a visiting scholar and Loeb Fellow at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, writer in residence at The American Library in Paris, and a practitioners fellow at The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center. He is a contributor to The Atlantic’s CityLab, The Boston Globe, The New Republic, Metropolis, Next City, Planning magazine, and Planetizen, author of the blogs At Lincoln House and Developing Stories, and a curator and speaker at TEDxBeaconStreet and TEDxTampaBay.
He earned his B.A. from Middlebury College and an M.S. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and attended the University of St. Andrews and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. Wrestling with Moses won a Christopher Award in 2010.