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A professor-emeritus (the University of California, Berkeley) and licensed contractor as well as architect, Christopher Alexander (born October 4, 1936 in Vienna, Austria) is noted for his design of building complexes in California, Japan, and Mexico. ... Donald Appleyard (1928-1982) was a Professor of Urban Design at the University of California, Berkeley. ... Manuel Castells (b. ... Jump to: navigation, search Richard Florida is an American economist at Carnegie Mellon University and George Mason University. ... Joel Garreau (born 1948) is a journalist and author. ... This article is about the British urban planner and geographer, Sir Peter Hall; for other people called Peter Hall see Peter Hall (disambiguation) Sir Peter Hall () is Professor of Planning and Regeneration at The Bartlett, University College London and President of the Town and Country Planning Association. ... Jane Jacobs Jane Jacobs (born on May 4, 1916) is a U.S.-born, but Canada-based writer and activist. ... Kevin Andrew Lynch (1918 Chicago, Illinois - 1984 Marthas Vineyard, Massachusetts), American urban planner and author. ... Lewis Mumford Lewis Mumford (October 19, 1895 – January 26, 1990) was an American historian of technology and science, also noted for his study of cities. ... Witold Rybczynski (born in 1943, in Edinburgh, Scotland), is a Canadian architect, professor and writer. ...

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Urban planning - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography (2857 words)
Urban planning is concerned with the ordering and design of settlements, from the smallest towns to the world's largest cities.
Urban, city, or town planning is the discipline of land use planning which deals with the physical, social, and economic development of metropolitan regions, municipalities and neighborhoods.
An urban planner is likely to use a number of Quantitative tools to forecast impacts of development on a variety of environmental concerns including roadway air dispersion models to predict air quality impacts of urban highways and roadway noise models to predict noise pollution effects of urban highways.
Urban planning (1170 words)
Urban, city, or town planning, deals with design of the built environment from the municipal and metropolitan perspective.
The successful practice of urban planning might imply notions of character, of "home" and "sense of place", local identity, respect for natural, artistic and heritage features, an understanding of the "urban grain" or "townscape", and concern for the permeability of an area by pedestrians.
On city planning and criminality[?], it may be observed that theories generally included in the so-called socio-architecture[?], like environmental determinism, stress that the specific urban environment has a capacity to influence individuals' behaviour and their acceptance of social rules.
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