Infographic: How 10 Historical Planners Have Shaped Today’s Cities


Urban design isn’t easy, so when we find a way to make cities work, we often stick with it for a decent chunk of time. Throughout history, urban planners have presented different ideas on how to design successful cities, and their impact is still being felt today. This infographic looks at how ten urban planners have shaped cities, including London, Paris and Washington D.C.

Top image via granth. Infographic courtesy of UF’s Online Masters in Urban & Regional Planning

  • Andres

    Where is Cerdá?

    • TheSidewalkBallet

      Yes, Ildefons Cerdà’s Barcelona Eixample a glaring omission.

  • Carol

    and Lucio Costa’s Brasilia masterplan?