The Streets of Europe

In The Streets of Europe: The Sights, Sounds, and Smells that Shaped Its Great Cities, Brian Ladd ’77 recounts a rich social and cultural history of the European city street, tracing its transformation from a lively scene of trade and crowds into a thoroughfare for high-speed transportation. Published by the University of Chicago Press in September, the book reveals the changing nature of city life, why streets matter, and how they can contribute to public life.