The Albany Roundtable will host Kaid Benfield, author of People Habitat: 25 Ways to Think About Greener, Healthier Cities on Wednesday, June 11 Visiting Speaker.
Benfield explores topics like “green” housing developments that are no such thing, the tricky matter of gentrifying inner cities, why people don’t walk much anymore, and the relationship between cities and religion. Each real-world story in People Habitat will make you see our communities in a new light. The book has been called “A must-read for anyone who loves cities.” Register here.
The event is open to the public, and will be held at the National Register-listed University Club of Albany, 141 Washington Avenue at Dove Street. The meeting will take place from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., and will feature a social hour with open bar and hors d’oeuvres, a short update on the Albany Roundtable Civic Luncheon Series, the presentation of the Good Patroon Award to former Assemblyman Jack McEneny, the presentation of the Albany Roundtable Scholarship, and a talk and book signing by the Visiting Speaker.