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Here I show sketchy features from CVs of two professors in planning field. One is Nan Ellin- the professor and chair of Department of City and Metropolitan Planning, College of Architecture and Planning, University of Utah and Nikos Salingaros- a professor of Mathematics from University of Texas at San Antonio.
Here is the similarity from their records: Both of them made significant contribution to the field of urban planning and design. While professor Ellin is famous in Desert Design with numerous of books such as Urban Instinct: From Sustainability to Prosperity, Postmodern Urbanism, and Postmodern Urbanism and dozens of peer-reviewed articles, professor Salingaros is famous for his innovative approach in implementing advanced theory of science of complexity in architecture and urban design.
Professor Nan Ellin’s accomplishment is recognized through feature articles in press such as Frontdoors: “Valley Visionary” and Jewish News of Greater Phoenix: “Nan Ellin: Place Healer”. She is listed in Who’s Who of American Women 25th Silver Anniversary Edition In 2005 and Who’s Who in America 57th in 2002. One of her major contributions to academic and professional field is the vision of Phoenix Revitalization through canalscape and livability of downtown. She also serves in many editorial boards such as Encyclopedia of Urban Studies, Journal of Urban Design, and Journal of Urbanism.
Professor Nikos Salingaros’ contribution in architecture and urban design is unique. Not staying in his successful career as a mathematician and a physicist, he has broadened his interest in architecture and urban design. In 2009 he is ranked eleventh among the top 100 Urban Thinkers of All Time by Planetizen - an online magazine. His main contribution is the implementation of science of complexity in architecture and urban design. Professor Salingaros is also listed in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and American Men and Women of Science. He is the author of two books: Theory of Architecture and Principles of Urban Design in which he uses mathematics to analyze successful principles of architecture and urban design. With more than 70 referred publications and more than 130 talks and presentation ranged from physics to architecture and urban design, he became an influential figure in urban design of our time. One interesting thing is that students and architecture lovers from all over the world can see his twelve series online lecture Algorithmic Sustainable Urban Design: The future of Architectural Theory from his website http://zeta.math.utsa.edu .