The LAI Awards Committee has voted to award Jim O’Connell of the Boston Chapter, the LAI International Journalism/Author Award for 2015. The award was presented at the semi-annual Land Economics Weekend in San Diego at the concluding dinner on Saturday evening Oct 3rd.

O’Connell’s work, titled The Hub’s Metropolis, details how Boston’s metropolitan landscape has been two hundred years in the making. From its proto-suburban village centers of 1800 to its far-flung, automobile-centric exurbs of today, Boston has been a national pacesetter for suburbanization.

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