American urban plannerwd:Q1285964
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
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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