Lawrence Vale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professor Urban Studies and Planning Cambridge, Massachusetts ljvale@mit.edu Office: (617) 253-0561

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Lawrence Vale is Ford Professor Urban Design and Planning at MIT, where he served as Head of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning from 2002-2009. He currently serves as president of the Society for American City and Regional Planning History. He holds degrees from Amherst College (B.A. in...

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Lawrence Vale is Ford Professor Urban Design and Planning at MIT, where he served as Head of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning from 2002-2009. He currently serves as president of the Society for American City and Regional Planning History. He holds degrees from Amherst College (B.A. in American Studies, summa cum laude), M.I.T. (S.M.Arch.S.), and the University of Oxford (D.Phil.), which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. Vale is the author or editor of eight books examining urban design and housing, including Architecture, Power, and National Identity (1992; 2nd edition, 2008), a book about capital city design on six continents (winner of the1994 Spiro Kostof Book Award for Architecture and Urbanism).



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