Kevin Lynch


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Kevin Andrew Lynch was an American urban planner and author. His most influential books include The Image of the City (1960) and What Time is This Place? (1972).

Lynch studied at Yale University, Taliesin (studio) under Frank Lloyd Wright, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and received a Bachelor's degree in city planning from MIT in 1947.[1] He worked in Greensboro, NC as an urban planner but was recruited to teach at MIT by Lloyd Rodwin. He began lecturing at MIT the following year, became an assistant professor in 1949, was tenured as an associate professor in 1955, and became a full professor in 1963.
Lynch provided seminal contributions to the field of city planning through empirical research on how individuals perceive
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The Image of the City

4.04 avg rating — 2,869 ratings — published 1960 — 23 editions
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A Theory of Good City Form

4.06 avg rating — 251 ratings — published 1981 — 4 editions
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Site Planning

4.13 avg rating — 154 ratings — published 1962 — 5 editions
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What Time Is This Place?

3.90 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 1973 — 2 editions
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Mission, Inc.: The Practiti...

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Octagon

3.53 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 2008 — 2 editions
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Steve Jobs: A Biographic Po...

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Wasting Away -  An Explorat...

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