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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.

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).

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)

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).

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).

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, The Long Emergency).

Newman, Oscar
Influential author of Defensible Space proposes physically restructuring communities to reduce crime and improve stability. Biography, book excerpts, and nonprofit institute profile.

Nozzi, Dom - Walkable Streets
Features original essays and others' essays, consulting and speaking information, a biography, and links.

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.

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.

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.

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)    XML Feeds: