Author

Edmund Bacon

American urban planner

1910   -   2005

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Cranbrook Educational Community, Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, Swarthmore High School, Cranbrook Academy of Art
occupation: architect
award received: Frank P. Brown Medal, Philadelphia Award

Edmund Norwood Bacon (May 2, 1910 – October 14, 2005) was an American urban planner, architect, educator, and author. During his tenure as the Executive Director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission from 1949 to 1970, his visions shaped today's Philadelphia, the city in which he was born, to the extent that he is sometimes described as "The Father of Modern Philadelphia".
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