List of Famous Urban Planners

List of famous urban planners, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top urban planners in the world? This includes the most prominent urban planners, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable urban planners is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic urban planners were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned urban planners.

This list has a variety of popular urban planners and designers, like Marcy Kaptur and Le Corbusier, in it.

From reputable, prominent, and well known urban planners to the lesser known urban planners of today, these are some of the best professionals in the urban planner field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous urban planners ever?" and "What are the names of famous urban planners?" then you're in the right place. 
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    • Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States of America
    Marcia Carolyn Kaptur (; born June 17, 1946) is the U.S. Representative for Ohio's 9th congressional district and a Democrat. The district stretches from Kaptur's hometown of Toledo to Cleveland. It ...more
  • Le Corbusier
    Dec. at 77 (1887-1965)
    • Birthplace: Canton of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, European Free Trade Association, La Chaux-de-Fonds District, La Chaux-de-Fonds
    Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, who was better known as Le Corbusier, was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now called modern ...more
    • Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Remment Lucas "Rem" Koolhaas is a Dutch architect, architectural theorist, urbanist and Professor in Practice of Architecture and Urban Design at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. ...more
  • Edward W. Soja

    Edward W. Soja

    Age: 83
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York
    Edward William Soja is a postmodern political geographer and urban planner on the faculty at UCLA, where he is Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning, and the London School of Economics. He has a ...more
  • Jane Jacobs
    Dec. at 89 (1916-2006)
    • Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania
    Jane Jacobs (née Butzner; May 4, 1916 – April 25, 2006) was an American-Canadian journalist, author, and activist who influenced urban studies, sociology, and economics. Her book The Death and Life ...more
  • Nanasaheb Peshwa

    Nanasaheb Peshwa

    Dec. at 39 (1721-1761)
    Balaji Baji Rao (December 8, 1720 – June 23, 1761), also known as Nana Saheb, was a Peshwa (prime minister) of the Maratha Empire in India. He was appointed as Peshwa in 1740 upon the death of his ...more