The Ballad of Port Grimaud: Doing It Right in St. Tropez Bay

The late British architect and urban designer, Gordon Cullen (1914–1994), developed the concept of townscape, an extension of the picturesque English landscape. A term first used in the 1880s within the context of unspoiled English towns, Cullen used it since the early 1950s to define the visual art of town planning.  Cullen maintained that townscape …

World-wide Classic Planning Tour 2017

As you may already know, I have spent the last two years writing The Art of Classic Planning, and it will be published by Harvard University Press next year. It has received extensive support from esteemed colleagues, and it has received generous funding from the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation in Chicago for a world-wide photo …

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