New Urbanists did very well in a recent Planetizen poll
Individuals who have played significant roles in New Urbanism did very well in a recent Planetizen poll aimed at identifying “the top 100 urban thinkers.” Andres Duany came in second, Leon Krier eighth, James Howard Kunstler 12th, and Peter Calthorpe 19th. Others on the list, and their ranking, included Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, no. 24, Scott Bernstein, 27, Robert J. Gibbs, 33, Dan Burden, 35, Stefanos Polyzoides, 45, Carol Coletta, 49, Christopher Leinberger, 53, Walter Kulash, 67, Prince Charles, 71, Emily Talen, 84, Reid Ewing, 91, Paul Crawford, 94, and John Norquist, 98. The online poll, conducted from Aug. 7 to Sept. 7, mixed figures from the past, such as Baron Haussmann, Frederick Law Olmsted, and Daniel Burnham, with the living. This made for odd juxtapositions. California planning journalist William Fulton, at 99, came in just ahead of Henry Ford. On the whole, the poll was one that no new urbanist would complain about. The Number One thinker: Jane Jacobs. As for villains, LeCorbusier finished at 26th, — just below Camillo Sitte and not far ahead of Richard Florida.