Larry Gennari of Gennari Aronson and Doug Banks from the Boston Business Journal share insights from authors and innovators. Today, they talk with Henry Grabar, author of Paved Paradise, an engaging and entertaining book on the impact of parking on our society.
Grabar tells a mesmerizing story about the strange and wonderful superorganism that is the modern American city. In a beguiling and often absurdly hilarious mix of history, politics, and reportage, Grabar brilliantly surveys the pain points of the nation’s parking crisis, from Los Angeles to Disney World to New York, stopping at every major American city in between. He reveals how the pathological compulsion for car storage has exacerbated some of our most acute problems—from housing affordability to the accelerating global climate disaster—ultimately, lighting the way for us to free our cities from parking’s cruel yoke.