Catherine Bauer Wurster


Wurster was an important educator, lobbyist, and planner in the mid-20th Century. She is one of the earliest proponents of public housing, which is captured in her seminal 1937 text, Modern Housing. She argued that public housing was essential to the availability of affordable housing, and it should be designed with principles that foster healthy, livable communities. She worked with Lewis Mumford, the Regional Planning Association of America, and taught at University of California Berkeley.