Sir Peter Hall, the UK's most high profile planner-author-professor-consultant, has died at the age of 82
In the UK, the most high profile planner-professor-consultant-author was Sir Peter Hall, who died at the end of July. He authored/co-authored 50+ books and a couple thousand journal articles in addition to teaching and consulting.
One of Professor Hall's major achievements was visioning the Crossrail east-west rail program in London as well as Britain's High Speed Railroad program.
-- "Sir Peter Hall, man who conceived M25, was most urbane of urbanists," Financial Times
-- "Sir Peter Hall obituary: Planner with a vision of how people's lives would change – and cities with them," Guardian
-- "UK planning expert: there is something wrong with Britain," Guardian
-- "Sir Peter Hall obituary," Daily Telegraph
I have in my reading queue his most recent book, Good Cities, Better Lives: How Europe Discovered the Lost Art of Urbanism, which was published last fall.