Urban Planner Patrick Geddes
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This paper discusses Patrick Geddes' contribution to the`garden city' concept of urban planning, a movement that gained strength throughout the twentieth century. The author points out the impact of Geddes upon urban planning thinkers such as Lewis Mumford and Ebenezer Howard. The paper relates that these planners owe a great deal of their own views to Geddes' firm belief in the marriage between the city and the urban landscape and between nature and human creation.
From the Paper:"This paper explores the impact of Patrick Geddes upon the development of contemporary urban planning. Chiefly, this paper focuses upon Geddes' contribution to the `garden city' concept towards urban planning as that movement gained strength throughout the twentieth century. In particular, this paper examines Geddes' undeniable influence upon later thinkers - most famously Lewis Mumford. In the final analysis, perhaps no short paper can make complete sense of Sir Patrick Geddes, but the very exploration of the man is a rewarding and illuminating pursuit in and of itself. "
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