On Monday, September 29, Reconnect Rochester will host a discussion with author and transit advocate Benjamin Ross. Mr. Ross will be at the Public Library on Monroe Ave. at 6:30 p.m. to talk about his new book, Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism . Afterwards, follow us across the street to Aladdin’s for more conversation with Ross, and enjoy some free munchies courtesy of Reconnect Rochester. Please join this free event on Facebook and bring a friend or two. We hope to see you there!
WHERE: Public Library, Monroe Branch
WHEN: Monday (9/29) 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
WHAT: Discussion with author Benjamin Ross
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Benjamin Ross will discuss his new book, Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism . This is a FREE event. Arrive a few minutes early for a chance to WIN THE BOOK! Books will also be for sale at the event (cash, check, and credit cards accepted). Afterwards, follow us across the street to Aladdin’s for more conversation with Ross and munchies courtesy of Reconnect Rochester.
The Monroe Library (809 Monroe Ave ) is accessible via RTS Monroe Ave #7 bus and a short walk from Park Ave #1 or #17. Overflow parking is available at Blessed Sacrament Church, corner of Monroe and Rutgers.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Author Benjamin Ross was the head of Maryland’s Action Committee for Transit during much of its long fight to build a light rail line outside Washington, D.C. After a 25-year battle, the Purple Line will begin construction next year.
In Dead End he traces how the ideal of a safe, green, orderly retreat for the middle class mutated into the McMansion- and strip mall-ridden suburbs of today. And he explores the historical, sociological and economic roots of suburban sprawl.