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  • Altshuler, Alan A.: Professor of Urban Policy and Planning at Harvard University, teaches and conducts research on urban politics, land use policy, and transportation. CV, course information, and list of books and other publications.
  • Apte, Prakash M.: Papers on housing, architecture, planning, development, management, and education by the Indian architect and planner.
  • Benenson, Itzhak: University professor specializing in urban dynamics and ecological modeling. Includes information on research, publications, and classes.
  • Berman, Marshall: Cultural theorist examines the social roles and intentions of artists in modern urban life. He advocates "Marxist humanism" and proposes that the urban realities of the marketplace are neither fixed nor immutable. (Book: All That is Solid Melts into Air)
  • Bertaud, Alain - The Study of Urban Spatial Structures: Papers and reports focused on urban spatial development.
  • Boyer, M. Christine: The William R. McKenan Jr. Professor of Architecture and Urbanism, at the School of Architecture, Princeton University, Boyer has written and lectured widely on 19th and 20th century urbanism, with a focus on the structure and meaning of urban form. (Books: Dreaming the Rational City, The City and Collective Memory)
  • Burchell, Robert: Professor at the Center for Urban Policy Research, is the author of 25 books and more than 50 articles, is an expert on fiscal impact analysis, land-use development and regulation, and housing policy. Dr. Burchell co-authored the Development Impact Assessment Handbook for The Urban Land Institute. (Books: The Fiscal Impact Hand-book; The New Practitioner's Guide to Fiscal Impact Analysis; The Adaptive Reuse Handbook; The Environmental Impact Handbook).
  • Castells, Manuel: Leading urban theorist since the 1960's. His work has moved from early Marxist analyses of the city, to an analysis of grass roots urban movements in the city, to a later interest in the impact of information technology on urban development. Books: The City and the Grassroots; City, Class, and Power)
  • Chapin, Jr., F. Stuart: Pioneer in the Department of City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina. Spent nearly four decades establishing and improving the department's urban studies curriculum. Distinguished Service Award from the American Institute of Planners, as well as the Historic Planning Pioneer Award. (Books: Urban Land Use Planning).
  • Charles, John: Environmental Policy Director for the Cascade Policy Institute. The focus of his work is environmental, transportation and land-use policy. (Books: A Citizen's Guide to Smart Growth).
  • Cronon, William: A Professor of Geography, Cronon's work focuses on the intersection of that field with history and the environment.
  • Davis, Mike: Author whose writings on the "architecture of control" and the extinction of public spaces have influenced many theorists and designers working to create a more livable city. (Books: City of Quartz; Ecology of Fear)
  • DeGrove, John: Teaches growth management (smart growth) with a special focus on initiatives to contain sprawl and ensure sustainable urban and natural systems. Florida Atlantic University Joint Center for Environmental and Urban Problems Director from 1972 until February 1999. (Books: Land, Growth and Politics; Balanced Growth: A Planning Guide for Local Government).
  • Downs, Anthony: Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C. He was for 18 years a member and then Chairman of Real Estate Research Corporation, a nationwide consulting firm advising private and public decision-makers on real estate investment, housing policies, and urban affairs.
  • Doxiadis, Constantinos (1913-1975): Author and founder of Doxiadis Associates, a private firm of consulting engineers, with a small `group` of architects and planners. (Books: Ekistics - An Introduction to the Science of Human Settlements).
  • Ellin, Nan: Places the work of design professionals in their cultural context: how they address contemporary crises and social phenomena, and how they sometimes perpetuate them. (Books: Architecture of Fear; Postmodern Urbanism)
  • Fishman, Robert: Urban historian focuses on a social and architectural history of American suburban planning and design. (Book: Bourgeois Utopias)
  • Fulton, William: Journalist, urban planner, researcher, pundit, and best-selling author. Regarded as one of the nation's leading commentators on urban planning, metropolitan growth, and economic development.(Books: Guide to California Planning, California Land and Legacy).
  • Geddes, Patrick (1854-1932): Known as the "father of town planning," he developed the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, advanced ideas for the renovation of old housing and the planning and building of new homes, and advocated using the Camera Obscura as a teaching medium. (Book: Cities in evolution: An introduction to the Town Planning movement and the Studies of Civics.)
  • Gehl, Jahn: People, Gehl found, are drawn to crowded, bustling spaces, where those unpredictable, surprising actors - other human beings - are on centre stage. As a Scandinavian proverb puts it: "People come where people are." (Book: Life Between Buildings)
  • Gordon, Peter: University of Southern California professor offers his weblog, papers, recommended reading, and curriculum vitae.
  • Hall, Peter: Professor of Planning at the Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning at the University College London, Hall is also the author or editor of nearly thirty books on urban and regional planning and related topics.
  • Halprin, Lawrence: Significant contributor in the areas of landscape architecture and urban design, active over six decades in the 20th century. Biographical information and index to his projects.
  • Harvey, David: A geographer concerned with environmental justice and uneven development, Harvey writes devastating descriptions of current urban situations, and offers a new framework for questioning design decisions. (Books: The Urban Experience, Spaces of Hope)
  • Haussmann, Baron (1809-1891): French planner famous for the redevelopment of Paris under Napoleon III.
  • Hise, Greg: Associate Professor of urban history, his research focuses generally on the American West and specifically on Los Angeles. (Book: Magnetic Los Angeles: Planning the Twentieth Century Metropolis)
  • Huxtable, Ada Louise: Architecture critic for the Wall Street Journal, she advocates for preservation and cities as places of contrast. (Book: The Unreal America)
  • Jacobs, Allan: Urban Designer and Professor, Jacobs has observed street users and has studied a wide array of street types and urban spaces around the world. Books: Making City Planning Work, Great Streets, Boulevard Book.
  • Johns, Michael: Geography professor at UC Berkeley offers a walking tour of San Francisco with special regard to the economy and culture of the Western city.
  • Katz, Peter: Author and real estate marketing consultant, he argues that New Urbanism integrates modern life into pedestrian-friendly communities with effective links to their larger regions. (Books: The New Urbanism: Toward an Architecture of Community)
  • Kay, Jane Holtz: Architecture and planning critic for The Nation and author. She has written for Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Planning, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, Preservation and Sierra. (Books: Asphalt Nation, Preserving New England and Lost Boston).
  • Kent, Fred: Founder and president of the Project for Public Spaces. Biography, publications, and interviews.
  • Kotkin, Joel: The author of "The New Geography" offers commentary, articles, consulting, his schedule, and a biography.
  • Kunstler, James Howard: Kunstler believes a lot of people share his feelings about the tragic landscape of highway strips, parking lots, housing tracts, mega-malls, junked cities, and ravaged countryside that makes up the everyday environment where most Americans live and work. (Books: The Geography of Nowhere, Home from Nowhere).
  • Lynch, Kevin (1918-1984): Influenced the field of city planning through his work on the theory of city form, and on the perception of the city environment and its consequences for city design. (Books: The Image of the City, What Time is This Place).
  • Massey, Doreen: Geographer critiques globalization and regional uneven development and proposes a need to understand the new urban context of disorder and diversity. (Books: Cities for the Many Not the Few, Space, Place, and Gender)
  • Moses, Robert (1888-1981): New York state and municipal official whose ambitious public works projects of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s transformed the urban landscape of New York City.
  • Newman, Oscar: Influential author proposes using the physical restructuring of housing projects and residential communities to reduce crime and improve stability. (Books: Defensible Space)
  • O'Toole, Randal: Economist and director of the Oregon-based Thoreau Institute since 1975. He has also been an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute since 1995. (Books: The Vanishing Automobile and Other Urban Myths).
  • Peirce, Neal: Writes on metropolitan regions and their political and economic dynamics, their emerging national and global roles. (Books: The Book of America: Inside 50 States Today; Citistates: How Urban America Can Prosper in a Competitive World; Breakthroughs: Recreating The American City). ).
  • Penn, William (1644-1718): Penn's holy experiment and plan was idealistic to the point of utopianism. He wanted to establish a society that was godly, virtuous and exemplary for all of humanity.
  • Plater-Zyberk, Elizabeth: Architect and town planner who cofounded Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company in 1980. (Books: Suburban Nation).
  • Rusk, David: Author, consultant, and leading American regionalist who combines scholarship with practical political experience. Former state legislator in New Mexico and mayor of Albuquerque, the nation's 36th largest city. (Books: Cities without Suburbs).
  • Salingaros, Nikos A.: Professor of Mathematics at the University of Texas at San Antonio, advocates using scientific understanding to generate "life" in built structures. (Books: Principles of Urban Structure, A Theory of Architecture).
  • Sassen, Saskia: Leading theorist of globalisation and its impact on cities. Professor Sassen is Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago and Centennial Visiting professor at the London School of Economics. She is author of many publications on the subject of globalization. Books: The Global City--London, New York, Tokyo", "Cities in a World Economy", "Globalization and Its Discontents."
  • Sitte, Camillo (1843-1903): The publication of City Planning According to Artistic Principles began a new era in Germanic city planning. Sitte strongly criticized the current emphasis on broad, straight boulevards, and public squares arranged primarily for the convenience of traffic.
  • Smithson, Peter and Allison: Although they are also both practicing architects, the Smithsons gained most of their recognition through their involvement with Team 10 and its overthrow of old CIAM philosophies.
  • Soja, Edward: Cultural geographer focuses on urban restructuring in Los Angeles, with a more general interest in the spatialization of social relationships such as class, gender, and race. (Books: Postmetropolis, Thirdspace, Postmodern Geographies)
  • Soleri, Paolo: Author, visionary, architect, and pioneer of new human spaces. (Books: Arcosanti - An Urban Laboratory; Technology and Cosmogenesis; The Omega Seed; The Bridge Between Matter and Spirit is Matter Becoming Spirit; The City in the Image of Man).
  • Staley, Samuel: Director of the Urban Futures Program of the Reason Public Policy Institute. (Books: Smarter Growth: Market-based Land-use Planning for the 21st Century).
  • Valsson, Trausti: Icelandic professor presents his curriculum vitae and details about two books, "Planning in Iceland" and "City and Nature."
  • Vélez-Guerra, C. Andrés: Urbanidad- Urbanity- Urbanité: Research papers about urban planning in developing cities.
  • Zukin, Sharon: Sociologist explores the inter-relations of economic, social, and political power that shape urban form. (Books: Landscapes of Power: From Detroit to Disneyworld, The Cultures of Cities)

 

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