Norman Garrick

Norman Garrick

Norman Garrick is Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Connecticut. He was twice Visiting Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH-Zurich), and a Fellow and former Board Member of the Congress for the New Urbanism.

a photo of a street in Zürich, Switzerland.

What Does This Street In Zürich Mean?

If you see how cars, streetcars, bikes, and pedestrians use this Swiss street, you can better understand what’s wrong with so many other urban thoroughfares.

A woman rides her bike on a snowy day in Amsterdam.

5 Reasons Why Amsterdam Works So Well for Bikes

Skip or short-change any one of them and your city of bikes won’t work as well.

Reimagining the Urban Freeway Holding Back Providence

The 6-10 Connector has suppressed the city’s economic and social potential for decades. It can't wait much longer.

Burying a 1950s Planning Disaster

The partial removal of the Inner Loop might make Rochester, New York, the city that finally breaks a ruinous mid-century mold.

Cars and Robust Cities Are Fundamentally Incompatible

50 years ago, experts predicted automobiles would drain the life from urban areas. Their predictions are coming true.

Lessons From Zurich's Parking Revolution

By implementing stricter parking maximums over time, Switzerland's largest city recaptured its public spaces for its people.