Alex Marshall

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Birthday
7, 1959
Birthplace
Virginia
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
7, 1959 (age 59)
Birthplace
Virginia

About

American writer and urban development expert whose publications include Beneath the Metropolis: The Secret Lives of Cities and How Cities Work: Suburbs, Sprawl and the Roads Not Taken.

Before Fame

After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in politics and Spanish, he studied at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

Trivia

Early in his career, he wrote an urban planning-themed column for the Virginian-Pilot, a newspaper that had been founded by his great-grandfather Albert Grandy.

Family Life

He was raised in eastern Virginia by Eleanor Jackson Marshall and John Francis Marshall. He later settled in New York City with his wife Kristi Barlow.

Associated With

He earned a fellowship that funded a year of study at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, an institution that French architect Michel Mossessian also attended.