FOUNDERS & PIONEERS

WE CONGREGATE TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE OUR FOUNDERS & PIONEERS FOR THEIR DISTINGUISHED ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS FOR SENSE-OF-PLACE

First Mayor
King Enki of Eridu,
54th century BCE

First Architect
Imhotep of Egypt,
2650-2600 BCE

First Poet
Princess Enheduanna,
2285-2250 BCE

First Explorer
Hannu of Egypt,
20th century BCE

First Surveyor
Amenhotep-si-se,
14th century BCE

First Stonemason
Hiram Abif of Tyre,
10th century BCE

First Cartographer
Anaximander of Miletus,
610-546 BCE

First Curator
Princess Ennigaldi-Nanna,
6th century BCE

First Archaelogist
King Nabonidus Babylon,
556-539 BCE

First Planner
Hippodamus of Miletus,
498-408 BCE

First Acropolis Builder
Pericles of Attic,
495-429 BCE

First Historian
Herodotus of Macedon,
484-425 BCE

First Sculptor
Phidias of Athens,
480-430 BCE

First Botanist
Theophrastus of Eresos,
371-287 BCE

First Infrastructurist
Archimedes of Syracuse,
287-212 BCE

First Geographer
Eratosthenes of Cyrene,
276-195 BCE

First City Palace Builder
Xiao He of Han,
2nd century BCE

First Engineer
Marcus Vitruvius Pollio,
70-15 BCE

First Geomancer
Guo Pu of Jin,
276-324

First Ethnographer
Adriaen van der Donck,
1618-1655

First Ecologist
Gilbert White,
1720-1793

First Geologist
James Hutton,
1726-1797

First Modern Geographer
Alexander von Humboldt,
1769-1859

First Landscape Architect
John Claudius Loudon,
1783-1843

First Environmentalist
George Perkins Marsh,
1801-1882

First Biogeographer
Alfred Russel Wallace,
1823-1913

First Human Geographer
Friedrich Ratzel,
1844-1904

First Urban Designer
Sir Ebenezer Howard,
1850-1928

First Urban Sociologist
Georg Simmel,
1858-1918

First Urban Ecologist
Robert Ezra Park,
1864-1944

First Organic Architect
Frank Lloyd Wright,
1867-1959

First Social Historian
Marc Léopold Bloch,
1886-1944

First Cultural Geographer
Carl Ortwin Sauer,
1889-1975

First Urbanist
Sir Frederick Osborn,
1889-1981

First Structural Anthropologist
Claude Levi-Strauss,
1908-2009

First New Urbanist
Jane Jacobs,
1916-2006