I spent my first year of graduate school in Doug Allen’s office.
I went there because I had questions and Doug had answers for seemingly ..
I couldn’t help but think of Doug…
I couldn’t help but think of Doug one summer when I visited Savannah with my cousin, Leanne.
To Know Him Was To Love Him
I was a student of Doug’s, and he will forever remain my mentor. Few people can make us see the world through..
Doug Was Preaching His Gospel…
I was an undergraduate student of architecture at Georgia Tech when I first met Doug Allen. I had just e..
Announcing a collaboration between the Douglas C. Allen Institute and the Georgia Design Alliance Partnership
We all know the story of at..
The First Time I Met Doug…
The first time I met Doug was in 2006 while I was an undergraduate at the university of Georgia studying Lan..
This is an excerpt from Otium Issue 01. To read the full issue, click here. This lecture is also available in video form here.
A note f..
Learning About Teaching
I started teaching at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design in 1965 and by the time Doug Allen came to H..
This is an excerpt from Otium Issue 02. To read the full issue, click here.
A Note from the Editor:
In Lecture 01, Doug divides ..
Presented by Paul Knight, DCAI President, at the Atlanta City Studio on November 1, 2016, to a packed room full of urbanists. Covers stree..
In less than the lifespan of one of Chicago’s earliest residents, Emily Beaubien Le Beau (1825–1919), Chicago grew from fewer than 100 people into being the fourth-largest city in the world.Encyclopedia of Chicago
The grid has been used continuously throughout the world as a development pattern since Hippodamus first used it in Piraeus, Greece, in th..
There is no great city in the world that isn’t made up of a highly connected network of streets. In fact this is the first thing that all ..
In 1926 the United States created a legal precedent for zoning our cities, through the decision in the Euclid v. Ambler case. This was fur..