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In 1959, the Ford Foundation notified Harvard professor, Martin Meyerson and MIT professor, Lloyd Rodwin, with happy news, the award of the equivalent of a $5 million to support a new enterprise, the MIT–Harvard Joint Center for Urban Studies. In the next five years, Meyerson, as founding...
Martin Meyerson’s career demonstrates the range and variety of achievement that is possible in the world of planning. Beginning as a practitioner in the Chicago Housing Authority, he went on to become one of the most important planning theorists and academics of the 1950s. However, the major...
This article explores Martin Meyerson’s career between 1948 and 1963 at three schools of planning, the Universities of Chicago, Pennsylvania, and Harvard, in the development of a fundamentally new teaching and professional education paradigm that applied social science techniques to urban...
As president of the University of Pennsylvania, Martin Meyerson (1922–2007) championed the idea of “One University,” a concept that projected an intellectually integrated and respectfully diverse research university. In September 1970, when Meyerson assumed the presidency, he found Penn at...
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