Clarence Stein


Born in New York City, Clarence Stein’s early architectural training at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris laid the foundation for his innovative design principles. He was deeply influenced by Sir Ebenezer Howard’s Garden City movement: a British spatial model that advocated for the harmonious integration of green spaces into urban environments. He co-founded Regional Planning Association of America with Henry Wright. Together they undertook significant planning projects including Radburn, New Jersey; a planned community which incorporated separate zones for traffic and pedestrian spaces. The project is credited with incorporating the first cul-de-sac.