Doxiades, Constantinos

Doxiades, Constantinos kônstäntēˈnôs dôksyäˈᵺēs [key], 1913–75, Greek urban planner, designer, and consultant on ekistics, the science of human settlements. In Athens, Doxiades held official and academic positions in town planning and housing reconstruction. After World War II he created many bold designs for towns and settlements built throughout Greece. His ideas are expressed in such diverse projects as Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, and the Eastwich urban renewal project in Philadelphia, PA. Among his book publications are Ekistic Analysis (1946), Between Dystopia and Utopia (1966), and Anthropopolis (1975).

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