Alex Marshall

Alex Marshall

Alex Marshall

Senior Fellow, RPA
917.546.4310
@amcities

A journalist and writer for a quarter century, Alex Marshall’s latest book is The Surprising Design of Market Economies (Texas 2012). Before this, he authored two books about cities and the dynamics of place: How Cities Work: Suburbs, Sprawl and The Roads Not Taken (University of Texas 2000), and Beneath the Metropolis: The Secret Lives of Cities (Carroll & Graf 2006). He is a Senior Fellow at the Regional Plan Association in New York, and a regular columnist on economic development and infrastructure issues for Governing magazine. He has taught courses about infrastructure at the New Jersey School of Architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark. A graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Marshall’s articles and op-eds have appeared in Bloomberg News, The New York Times Magazine, Metropolis Magazine, Planning Magazine, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Slate, Salon, Architecture, Revue Urbanisme and many other publications. From 1988 to 1997, he was a staff writer at The Virginian Pilot in Norfolk, his native city. In 1999-2000 he was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. He speaks around the country and abroad. His blog and more of his work can be seen at www.alexmarshall.org