Lewis Keeble

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Lewis Bingham Keeble, MC (1 January 1915 – 13 November 1994) was a British-born town planner, who became Professor of Regional and Town Planning at the University of Queensland, Australia.

Life and career[edit]

He was born in Lewisham, London, and started work as a Planning Officer in local government in the UK. He also taught part-time. In 1950 he began full-time teaching at the University of Manchester[1] then in 1955 moved to the University of London. Whilst there he wrote one of his well-known early books, Town planning at the crossroads.[2] He was elected President of the Royal Town Planning Institute in 1965.[3]

He arrived in Brisbane, Australia, in 1968 to teach town planning subjects in the University of Queensland Department of Architecture. He was appointed to a Personal Chair in 1970, then became the first Professor of the new Department of Regional and Town Planning in 1971. His inaugural lecture was called The Australian Planner's Dilemma[4] but he was perhaps better known for his massive and detailed textbook on planning called Principles and Practice of Town and Country Planning.[5] He completed his doctoral thesis[6] in 1973. He was active in the Australian Institute of Urban Studies but left Australia with his wife, Betty Trevena, to return to Oxford in 1979 where they set up a town planning consultancy. Keeble's experience during this later period led to two additional publications, Town planning made plain[7] and Fighting planning appeals.[8]

He died in Oxford on 13 November 1994.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keeble, Lewis (1979) The teaching of town planning and the government of universities, Queensland Planner, 19(2), pp. 4-10
  2. ^ Keeble, Lewis (1961) Town planning at the crossroads, Estates Gazette, London
  3. ^ RTPI: Past Presidents
  4. ^ Keeble, Lewis (1971) The Australian Planner's Dilemma, University of Queensland Press, Brisbane
  5. ^ Keeble, Lewis (1951) Principles and Practice of Town and Country Planning, The Estates Gazette, London
  6. ^ The design of residential areas at low densities and with high motor vehicle use, PhD, School of Geography Planning and Architecture, University of Queensland
  7. ^ Keeble, Lewis (1983) Town planning made plain, Construction Press, London
  8. ^ Keeble, Lewis (1985) Fighting planning appeals, Construction Press, London
  9. ^ Day, Phil (1994) Obituary: Defender of Town Planning, The Australian, 29 November 1994