Greater Boston, from Suburbs to Smart Growth

Historian James O’Connell, author of The Hub’s Metropolis: Greater Boston’s Development from Railroad Suburbs to Smart Growth (MIT Press), serves as a guide through the history of the planning and development of Greater Boston, from Colonial town greens and country estates, horse-drawn carriages, electric streetcars, and the beltways facilitating suburban sprawl, and finally to transit-oriented development and smart growth.