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Dame Sylvia Crowe

Dame Sylvia Crowe  

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(1901–97), English garden designer, landscape architect, and author.She was president of the Landscape Institute from 1957 to 1959 and helped to found the International Federation of Landscape ...
Ebenezer Howard

Ebenezer Howard  

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(1850–1928).Howard, born in London, made a modest living as a shorthand writer and his importance was as a pioneer of the garden city movement. He believed that unrestricted private ...
garden city

garden city  

A new town that has been designed with a special emphasis on natural landscaping and retaining a rural atmosphere.
Gillespie, Kidd, & Coia

Gillespie, Kidd, & Coia  

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Glasgow-based firm of architects evolved from Salmon's office under Jack (Giacomo) Antonio Coia (1898–1981—of Italian parentage), who was apprenticed (1915–19) to John Gaff Gillespie (1870–1926). ...
green belt

green belt  

An area of undeveloped land encircling a town, restricting development in the semi-rural areas beyond the built-up zone. The amount of new building is restricted although by no means completely ...
Ian Lennox McHarg

Ian Lennox McHarg  

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(1920–2001).Scots-born American landscape-architect, he founded (1963) Wallace, McHarg, Roberts, & Todd in Philadelphia, PA. Although involved mostly in urban design (e.g. Inner Harbor and Municipal ...
Moshe Safdie

Moshe Safdie  

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(1938– ).Israeli-Canadian architect. He worked (1962–3) with L. I. Kahn before setting up his own practice in Montréal, Canada, in 1964. He established his reputation with the ‘Habitat’ ...
satellite town

satellite town  

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Town, self-contained and limited in size, built in the vicinity of a large town or city to house and employ those who would otherwise create a demand for expansion of the existing settlement, but ...
Sir Patrick Abercrombie

Sir Patrick Abercrombie  

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(1879–1957).Influential British architect and town-planner. He worked at the University of Liverpool (1907–9) under (Sir) C. H. Reilly and S. D. Adshead, edited the Town Planning Review, and produced ...

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