There has been a renewal of interest inThere has been a renewal of interest inthe' ideas and planning philosophy of the' ideas and planning philosophy of Patrick Geddes (1854-1932) who was thisPatrick Geddes (1854-1932) who was thisman who pioneered the idea that the cityman who pioneered the idea that the cityshould be studied in the context of theshould be studied in the context of the
Yet the his views are largely unknownlie partly in the way he chose to workand pass on his ideas, and partly inthe character of the man himself.
He scattered his ideas abroad byconstant traveling fleeting exhibitions,and lecturing, and was happy when hemet individuals receptive to his ideas
Patrick Geddes has been described as one of the founders of modern town and regionalplanning in India.His ideas have influenced planning practice,regional economic development andenvironmental management
He was appointed to the Chair of Sociology atUniversity of Bombay in 1919 and continueduntil 1924.Geddes was asked to design the new HebrewUniversity in Jerusalem in 1919 and travelledto it's opening in 1924.