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Patrick Geddes

Patrick Geddes circa 1886
Born 2 October 1854
Ballater, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Died 17 April 1932(1932-04-17) (aged 77)
Scots College, Montpellier, France
Citizenship United Kingdom
Nationality Scottish
Institutions Lecturer in Zoology, Edinburgh University (1880–1888)
Professor of Botany, University College, Dundee (1888–1919)
Professor of Civics & Sociology, Bombay University, India (1920–1923)
Alma mater Royal School of Mines
Known for Conurbation
Influences Thomas Henry Huxley
Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (1880)
Co-founder of the University of Bombay[1]
Co-founder of the Sociological Society[1]
Founder of the Edinburgh Social Union[1]
Founder of the Franco-Scottish Society[1]
Planned the Hebrew University at Jerusalem[1]
Founder of the Collège des Écossais in Montpellier (1924)

Instead of isolating our school and our many subjects from the every day world, we intend to plant it not merely in the French capital, but in what for next summer at least will be the focal point, the capital of the entire civilized world.
Patrick Geddes
Each social formation, through each of its material activities, exerts its influence upon the civic whole; and each of its ideas and ideals wins also its place and power.
Patrick Geddes
But a city is more than a place in space, it is a drama in time.