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Kevin Lynch (1918–1984) was a professor of city planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he taught for more than 30 years. By all reckoning, he was a leading thinker in the field of city planning and design. His work inspired many researchers, practitioners, and students in his field and influenced academic thinking and writing in areas outside planning. His name is most commonly associated with his seminal work, The Image of the City. First published in 1960, the book has gone through multiple printings. It has been translated into many different languages and is widely read and consulted in academic work and practice.

Image Studies

In contrast to the prevalent Beaux-Arts and modernist traditions of city design, Lynch was committed to defining a new ...

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