Image Gallery

This gallery of images is meant for people researching, teaching, and studying urban design. The images come from the archive I have assembled over many decades. All of these images are down-loadable, and I encourage you to borrow freely.

The image gallery is a work-in-progress, due to the size of my archive. Now available are a selection of historical images; in a few months, I'll post more contemporary material.

To use this site, please click a section heading [in green type.]  On the screen a slide show of images will begin.  You are not the prisoner of this slide show.  To take control over what you see, first press the full-screen icon at the bottom right-hand corner.  Then you can do any of the following:

  • To linger over a single image, press "options," a tag in the top-right corner of the screen, and choose "stop."


  • For verbal information on any of the images, please click "show info,"  a tag which appears in the top-right corner of the screen.


  • If you want to down-load an image, please return to this page and  click here;  this link takes you to the "Flickr" site where all the public-access images are hosted.  The title of your chosen image on that site is the same as its title on this site. 


Contents of the Gallery


Principles of Urban Design

In this section you will find: the basic forms of cities, images which show different strategies for moving people through urban space, and images of the urban forms which enable people to watch others.

  • Basic Morphology

    • Streets

      • Interior Streets/Arcades

      • Jacob’s Rule

    • Stairs

    • Squares

    • Walls

    • Parks

  • Design for Movement through Streets (wings, in/deference, y trap, narrows, etc.)

  • Spectator Space

Body & City

In this section you will find: a diverse set of images which relate the human body to the architecture of the city. Further images can be found in my book Flesh and Stone [currently in print in English, French, German, Spanish, Portugese and Italian].

Historical Images

In this section you will find: maps of the changing evolution of individual cities, and slide-shows of architecture in individual cities

  • Urban Maps (classified according to city)

  • Separate slideshows which correspond to geographic location