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Biography

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

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.