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Frederick Johnstone Adams

city planner.

Frederick Johnstone Adams, British city planner. Award, 1955), American Society Planning Officials (bd.

Background

Adams, Frederick Johnstone was born on December 8, 1901 in London, England. Son of Thomas and Caroline Bertha (Whirter) Adams.

Education

Student Royal Naval College of Canada, 1917-1920, McGill University, 1920-1921, Architectural Association School, London, 1921-1925. Bachelor of Architecture, Columbia University, 1928.

Career

Came to the United States, 1925, naturalized, 1933. In architectural and planning offices, New York, New York, 1928-1932. Head department of planning Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1932-1957, assistant professor city planning, 1932-1938, associate professor, 1938-1944, professor since 1944.

Arnold W. Brunner scholarship, 1951. Member firm Adams, Howard & Oppermann (formerly Adams, Howard and Greeley), city planning consultants, Cambridge, Massachusetts Chairman of city planning board, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1943-1950. United States delegate to Conference on Planning, Housing Committee of League of Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, 1939, to International Congress on Housing and Town Planning, Hastings, England, 1946, to United Nations Regional Conference on Housing and Community Improvement, New Delhi, India, 1954.

Honorary member Peruvian Institute of Urbanism. Member Catholic Committee Intellectual and Cultural Affairs American Institute Planners (member of the Board of Governors 1937-1940. Secretary-treasurer, 1944, 45.

Vice president 1946-1948, president, 1948-1949, 1949-1950. Editor of the Planners Journal, 1937-1941. Distinguished Service Award, 1955), American Society Planning Officials (board directors 1947-1950).

Author: Urban Planning Education in the United States, 1954. Home: Cambridge, Mass.

Works

  • Author: Urban Planning Education in the United States, 1954.

Membership

Member firm Adams, Howard & Oppermann (formerly Adams, Howard and Greeley), city planning consultants, Cambridge, Massachusetts Chairman of city planning board, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1943-1950. United States delegate to Conference on Planning, Housing Committee of League of Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, 1939, to International Congress on Housing and Town Planning, Hastings, England, 1946, to United Nations Regional Conference on Housing and Community Improvement, New Delhi, India, 1954. Honorary; member Catholic Committee Intellectual and Cultural Affairs American Institute Planners (member of the Board of Governors 1937-1940.

Connections

Married Mabel Keith Folger, August 24, 1929. Children: Benjamin Folger, Thomas Frederick.

father:
Thomas Adams

mother:
Caroline Bertha (Whirter) Adams

spouse:
Mabel Keith Folger

children:
Benjamin Folger Adams

Thomas Frederick Adams