Henry Grabar

Tom Cordi Executive Director Seaside Institute


Guest Speaker
Seaside Prize 2023

Henry Grabar is a writer at Slate where he writes the Metropolis column, with a focus on housing, transportation, and the environment. His work has been published in Architect, The Atlantic, The Guardian, the Wall Street Journal, and other outlets, and he has produced podcasts for What Next TBD and 99 Percent Invisible. His research on French colonial architecture in Algiers after 1962 was published in the journal Cultural Geographies. He was the editor of The Future of Transportation anthology (Metropolis Books, 2019).
Most recently, he is the author of Paved Paradise: How Parking Explains the World, out May 9th, 2023 from Penguin Press. He has discussed these subjects on television and radio, and before audiences at New America, the National Press Foundation, and various conferences and classrooms. Grabar taught journalism to students from the University of Southern California, Spalding University, and other institutions. His story about immigrants in the meatpacking town of Fremont, Nebraska was a finalist for the 2018 Livingston Award for excellence in national reporting by a journalist under 35. He was the 2020 recipient of the Richard Rogers Fellowship from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. He graduated from Yale University with a degree in American Studies and French.

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