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LECTURE: Charlie Duff on "The North Atlantic Cities"

  • The Suburban Club 7600 Park Heights Avenue Pikesville, MD, 21208 United States (map)

The North Atlantic Cities
Charlie Duff, president, Jubilee Baltimore and executive director, Midtown Development

 Why do Baltimore and London have row houses while Paris and Minneapolis do not? This question led Charlie Duff to explore a remarkable group of cities in four nations and to discover that they form an urban family, bound together by architecture, commerce, and politics, for more than 400 years. The story begins in Amsterdam in 1600 and covers Dutch, British, Irish and American cities that house more than 100 million people. It all starts with the row house as not only the key to understanding why many of the world’s great cities look and function as they do, but as perhaps the best model to avoid sprawl, urban decay and the worse catastrophes of global climate change. 

Charlie’s book, The North Atlantic Cities, will be available for purchase and signing by the author. Note: Charlie gave ASG an early preview of this talk in 2017; his research and book now completed, this is a much-expanded lecture on a fascinating topic.


$15 door fee for guests and subscribers