Henry Grabar was interviewed by Terry Gross this week on Fresh Air, NPR from WHYY in Philadelphia.

‘Paved Paradise’ examines how parking has changed the American landscape.

Author Henry Grabar says parking codes, parking lots and garages have shaped the landscape of cities and suburbs, and limited the creation of affordable housing.

This is FRESH AIR. I’m Terry Gross. Drivers and passengers, how much time have you wasted circling around and around searching for a parking spot? Have you nearly gotten killed by someone competing for the same spot? Are you outraged by prices charged by commercial parking garages? Or maybe you live in a suburb that’s been paved over for parking lots that are now half-empty?

My guest, Henry Grabar, tells the stories behind these familiar problems in his new book, but he also writes about larger issues that you might not be aware of.

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May 9, 20231:22 PM ET
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