Patrick Geddes
(1854-1932)

Died aged 77

Sir Patrick Geddes FRSE (2 October 1854 – 17 April 1932) was a Scottish biologist, sociologist, geographer, philanthropist and pioneering town planner. He is known for his innovative thinking in the fields of urban planning and sociology. He introduced the concept of "region" to architecture and planning and coined the term "conurbation". An energetic Francophile, Geddes was the founder in 1924 of the Collège des Écossais (Scots College) an international teaching establishment in Montpellier, France and in the 1920s he bought the Château d'Assas to set up a centre for urban studies.

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In honour of Sir Patrick Geddes 1854 - 1932. Biologist, sociologist, urban planner, founder of the first modern Scottish university student residences.

Patrick Geddes Hall, 1846 Mound Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom where they worked