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Volker M. Welter

Volker M. Welter is Associate Professor in the Department of History of Art and Architecture, University of California at Santa Barbara

Titles by This Author

Patrick Geddes and the City of Life

The Scottish urbanist and biologist Patrick Geddes (1854-1932) is perhaps best known for introducing the concept of "region" to architecture and planning. At the turn of the twentieth century, he was one of the strongest advocates of town planning and an active participant in debates about the future of the city. He was arguably the first planner to recognize the importance of historic city centers, and his renewal work in Edinburgh's Old Town is visible and impressive to this day.