Lewis Mumford

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Lewis Mumford (1895-1990) was an American urban theorist and historian, and the author of many books on urban development and planning, notably The Culture of Cities (1938) and The City in History (1961). In 1923 he was a co-founder of the Regional Planning Association of America, which drew on the doctrines of Patrick Geddes to advocate regional planning as a means of addressing the perceived ills of American urban life. Mumford warned against the unrestricted expansion of cities, which would lead to what he described as 'megalopolis'.

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