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Tony Hiss


Tony Hiss, an independent author, lecturer, and consultant on restoring America’s cities and landscapes, became a staff writer at The New Yorker in 1963, and for the past 16 years has been a Visiting Scholar at New York University, first at the Taub Urban Research Center and more recently at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He has been a Regents Lecturer at the University of California in Berkeley and Davis, a Scholar-in-Residence at the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at DePaul University in 1999, and a Senior Fellow of the CUNY Institute for Urban Systems (CIUS). Hiss is the author of thirteen books, including the award-winning The Experience of Place and H2O: Highlands to Ocean (with Christopher Meier), an introduction to the vast landscape and waterscape that supports the New York City area, as well as The View from Alger’s Window: A Son’s Memoir, a New York Times Notable Book. His most recent work, In Motion, explores the range of awareness that travel makes available, with particular emphasis on travel’s extraordinary hidden dimension – the wide-awake, fully alert sense he calls Deep Travel.