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Frederick Gutheim: Conservation Activist and Planning Policy Mastermind

Frederick Gutheim was born on March 3, 1908, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was raised in Washington, D.C., where he attended Sidwell Friends School and later Dr. Devitt’s Preparatory School. He earned a degree from the Experimental College of the University … Continue reading

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Midcentury Housing: One Story

In the mid-20th century, the U.S. was experiencing both great economic success and a rapidly expanding population. As a result, housing and urban planning were of imminent concern to architects and city planners alike. Enter Alfred Kastner. Born and educated … Continue reading

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Frederick “Fritz” Gutheim: Pioneering Planner and Urban Environmentalist

Frederick Gutheim was born on March 3, 1908, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was raised in Washington, D.C., where he attended Sidwell Friends School and later Dr. Devitt’s Preparatory School. He earned a degree from the Experimental College of the University … Continue reading

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Edward Ackerman: Sustainability Pioneer

Edward Augustus Ackerman (1911-1973), was a geographer and water resources authority. He earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1939 and was a professor at Harvard from 1940 to 1948. Ackerman served as a technical advisor on natural resources to … Continue reading

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