Nicholas Dagen Bloom will discuss his new book, The Great American Transit Disaster: Austerity, Autocentric Planning, and White Flight.

New York

Event details:

12:00pm EDT on Thursday, April 18, 2024
2:30pm EDT on Thursday, April 18, 2024

Lunch will begin at 12:00PM and will be followed by the presentation at 1:00PM.

Bobby Van's Grill Time Square
120 West 45th Street
New York , NY 10036 ,

The meeting will be on the 2nd floor of the restaurant.


$80 Per Person For Members.

$90 Per Person For Non Members.

The fee includes lunch and the presentation.
A cash bar will be available for beverages.

Register by
10:00am on Thursday, April 18, 2024
This event is open to All LAI members globally and non-members.
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Nicholas Dagen Bloom is a Professor of Urban Policy and Planning at Hunter College.  His research analyzes long-term planning outcomes in essential urban systems such as subsidized housing and mass transportation.  He is the author of Suburban Alchemy (OSU, 2001), Merchant of Illusion (OSU, 2004), Public Housing That Worked (Penn, 2008), The Metropolitan Airport (Penn, 2015), and How States Shaped Postwar America (Chicago, 2019).  He is co-editor of four edited collections, including the prize-winning Public Housing Myths (Cornell, 2015) and Affordable Housing in New York (Princeton, 2015).

Professor Bloom has been quoted extensively on housing and other topics in media outlets, including WNYC, The New York Times, CNN, and The Washington Post.  As a frequent contributor to Gotham Gazette, he has written extensively on issues related to public housing; his editorials have also appeared in Newsday, The Daily News, and City Limits.  As a co-curator of housing exhibitions at Hunter College and the Skyscraper Museum, he has highlighted overlooked dimensions of community life.  He has taught urban affairs courses to thousands of students in previous positions at NYIT, NYU, and Tulane.