Jeff Byles

Jeff Byles is an author and urban thinker deeply engaged in public design and its role as a catalyst for cultural innovation. Jeff has led the Van Alen Institute and served as Managing Editor of The Architect's Newspaper. He is the author of Rubble: Unearthing the History of Demolition and A History of Design from the Victorian Era to the Present.
Four years ago, Louisville, Kentucky, awoke to an alarming urban trend. This forward-thinking southern city—recently ranked as America’s most livable by the U.S. Conference of Mayors—had landed at the top of a decidedly less welcome list: researchers at Georgia...