Lawerence Vale
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awerence Vale is Professor and Head of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT School of Architecture and Planning and a Margaret MacVicar Fellow.

Lawerence Vale is the author or editor of six books examining urban design and housing. Architecture, Power, and National Identity (1992), a book about capital city design on six continents, received the 1994 Spiro Kostof Book Award for Architecture and Urbanism from the Society of Architectural Historians. Vale is also Co-Editor, with Sam Bass Warner, Jr., of Imaging the City: Continuing Struggles and New Directions (Center for Urban Policy Research Press, 2001), and co-editor, with Thomas J. Campanella, of The Resilient City: How Modern Cities Recover From Disaster (Oxford University Press, 2005), which was recognized as one of the “Ten Best Books for 2005” by Planetizen, the Planning and Development network.

He attended Amherst College, and received the S.M.Arch.S. degree from MIT and a D.Phil from the University of Oxford. He has been a Rhodes Scholar and a Guggenheim Fellow, as well as the recipient of the 1997 Chester Rapkin Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. He has taught at the MIT since 1988.


flag Building Responsive Cities: Technology, Design, and Development
as moderator at  MIT World Series: Changing Cities: Celebrating 75 Years of Planning Better Futures at MIT,
together with: Dennis Frenchman, Antonio di Mambro, Martha Lampkin Welborne, Tom Campanella,
flag Housing the Lowest Income Americans: The Past, Present and Future of Public Housing
as author at   MIT World Series: Technology Day 2003 Fast Times at MIT: What’s New, What’s Next - Now What?,