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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)
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Bertaud, Alain - The Study of Urban Spatial Structures
Papers and reports focused on urban spatial development.
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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)
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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)
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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).
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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.
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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).
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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).
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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.)
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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)
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