Architect, city planner (lived 1882-1975).
Clarence S. Stein began his career as an architect, but turned his attention to planning by
the early 1920s. From 1923 to 1926 he was chairman of the New York State Housing and
Regional Planning Commission and was among the founders of the Regional Plan Association in
1923. With his partner Henry Wright, he was a leading proponent of the "garden city" concept
of planning. He designed or participated in the design of Sunnyside Gardens, Queens, New
York; Radburn, New Jersey; Greenbelt, Maryland; Greendale, Wisconsin; Greenhills, Ohio; and
Baldwin Hills Village, Los Angeles, California. Stein was awarded the Gold Medal of the
American Institute of Architects (1956), the Distinguished Service Award of the American
Institute of Planners (1958), and the Ebenezer Howard Memorial Medal, honoring the British
advocate of garden cities.