Walkable Cities is focus of Preservation Trust Talk

The New Haven Preservation Trust held a reception, silent auction, and brief annual meeting, followed by an illustrated talk on the allure of cities built for walking on Tues., Sept. 17.

The event was held at Quinnipiac Club on Church Street in New Haven.

The silent auction featured more than 70 items ranging from publications, prints, objects, and photographs relating to the history of New Haven and Yale to behind-the-scenes tours, tickets to concerts and cultural events. 

The excellent talk by John Massengale, A.I.A., explored the ways that walkable cities promote health, visual appeal, and community connections. Massengale is an international thought leader on the connections between urban design, architecture, placemaking, and walkability. An architect and urban designer, he is co-author of both New York 1900, Metropolitan Architecture and Urbanism 1890-1915, and Street Design, The Secret to Great Cities and Towns. From cities and streets to buildings and rooms, he emphasizes making places where people want to be.