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Computer science graduate from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and holds a master's degree in Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon University. Worked as a Software Engineer for IBM and Bell Communications Research before joining Disney Imagineering in Los Angeles.
Architect and design theorist. Emeritus professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Designed and built over 100 buildings.
Anyone who designs anything to be used by humans -- from physical objects to computer programs to conceptual tools -- must read this book, and it is an equally tremendous read for anyone who has to use anything created by another human. It could forever change how you experience and interact with your physical surroundings, open your eyes to the perversity of bad design and the desirability of good design, and raise your expectations about how things <i>should</i> be designed.<br /><br />B & W photographs and illustrations throughout.
Shlomo (Solly) Angel is a Professor of City Planning at New York University's Marron Institute on Cities and the Urban Environment and leads the NYU Urban Expansion program based at the Marron Institute and the NYU Stern Urbanization Project. He is a director of the team that created the Atlas of Urban Expansion online database and the author of Lincoln Institute publications including Atlas of Urban Expansion 2016 Volume I and Volume II; Planet of Cities (2012); Atlas of Urban Expansion (2012); and the Policy Focus Report Making Room for a Planet of Cities (2011).