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Influence on Urban Planning by Kevin A. Lynch

Elements of a city by Kevin Lynch

Introduction Kevin A Lynch was one of the pioneers in urban planning before the profession was well-known or came into existence. Architecture was a prominent profession in America during his times and he trained under a few architects before he taught and trained as an urban planner. He studied under Frank Lloyd Wright and completed

John Friedman’s Theories of Economic Planning

John Friedman - Urban Planner

John Friedman was one of the pioneers of urban planning department in a few American Universities including in UCLA. He recently passed away in June 2017 but had an indelible impact on Urban Planning in the States and worldwide. He was an Honorary and Emeritus professor in Canada and USA. He received his Ph.D. from

Top 5 buildings by Le Corbusier

United Nations Headquarters, New York City

Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier, was one of the best and most radical architects in history. His buildings and design have left a lasting impression in planning for city spaces. He has also had an impact on Indian cities where he transformed Chandigarh into one of the best-planned cities in the world during

Edward Soja’s Theories of Urban Space

Edward Soja

Introduction Edward William Soja was one of the well-known geographers and urban planners of recent decades. He was a distinguished professor in the London School of Economics and recently passed away in 2015. He is one of the most honored planners of the contemporary world. He is famous for his concept of Third Space which

Jane Jacob’s vision for cities

Jane Jacobs

Jane Jacobs grew to fame after her book The Death and Life of Great American Cities. But what really was her vision? To create a social hub and community-oriented cities rather than cities that are built for vehicles and transport. She encouraged liveability rather than convenience. Her famous quote “eyes on the street” suggests that