Introduction Henri Lefebvre is one of the pioneering French social theorists. His works have been cited by many urban planners, particularly those involved in social space and everyday city life. Lefebvre wrote numerous books and essays on city structures. He was a professor of sociology at University of Strasbourg and the New University at Nanterre.
Introduction Doreen Barbara Massey was an influencer on urban social space. Her books have gained acclaim in many parts of the world, particularly in the West. She was a professor of Geography at Open University. She wanted people to re-think their associations and connections with physical city spaces. She received many awards from around the
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
Introduction The 21st Century saw many contemporary urbanists creating new changes to our cities. One of the most prominent Urban Planner in recent decades has to be Jan Gehl from Denmark. He is sometimes known as the ‘guru’ or ‘doyen’ of urban spaces, not only in his home country but throughout the western world. Gehl is
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
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