Richard Ingersoll

Richard Ingersoll (1949–2021) earned a Ph.D. in Architectural History at UC Berkeley and taught at Rice University, ETH Zürich, and at Syracuse University in Florence.

He was the author of several books, including World Architecture, A Cross-Cultural History (Oxford University Press, 2013), a revision of Spiro Kostof’s History of Architecture. In his book Sprawltown, Looking for the City on its Edges ( Princeton Architectural Press, 2006; published in Italian as Sprawltown, cercando la città in periferia, Roma, 2004) he proposed the notion of Agricivismo as a means of mitigating the effects of sprawl.