Trinity University Press

Alan J. Plattus

Alan Plattus is a professor of architecture and urbanism at the Yale School of Architecture. He has published and lectured widely on urban representation and the history of cities, as well as on contemporary American architecture and urbanism, and he has conducted urban policy workshops for citizens and civic groups. He founded and directs the Yale Urban Design Workshop and Center for Urban Design Research, which undertakes research and design studies for communities throughout Connecticut and the metropolitan region.

Plan for New Haven

Long before cities were going green and eco-conscious residents began debating ideas of sustainability, New Haven, Connecticut, was envisioning a plan for its growth taken from the challenging ideas of the City Beautiful movement and its call for civic monumentality. In a 1910 plan commissioned to legendary landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. and prominent architect Cass Gilbert, New...