The 100 Most Influential Urbanists, Past and Present

Planetizen readers have decided the who’s who of urbanism in 2023. And once again, Street Plans is proudly represented in the list.

“In May, Planetizen set out to revamp a list of “Most Influential Urbanists” last compiled in 2017. In a call for nominees, we challenged readers to think beyond the canon and nominate a more diverse collection of individuals and causes. 

Planetizen posted the nominees in June, a list of 200 that included 53 Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC), 15 BIPOC women, 54 total women, and several non-binary representatives as well (we didn’t verify the gender or racial identity of each of the people on the list, so that count might be off by one or two here and there).

Since June 29, Planetizen received 982 survey responses ranking these urbanists, and we are ready to reveal the new list, which you can read below.”


Clearly that one is our personal favorite? Who are your other favorites on the list? See the full list here.