Wright, Henry

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Wright, Henry (1878–1936). American land-scape-architect and planner, involved with others in the segregation of motor traffic and pedestrians, e.g. Radburn planning. Convinced that English Garden City principles should be adopted in the USA, he was also influenced by Geddes and Mumford, and was involved in the laying out of Defense Housing at Newburgh, NY (1918–19), and Yorkshire Village, Camden, NJ (1918), among other schemes. He published Rehousing Urban America (1935).


JAIP, xxvi (1960), 293–301;
Placzek (ed.) (1982);
Schaffer (1982)