Douglas C. Allen, 1947–2014


Douglas C. Allen, beloved professor, visionary landscape architect, and valued board member of Places Journal, died on October 26, 2014, from brain cancer.

Doug Allen was a practicing landscape architect, and taught for thirty-seven years on the faculty of the College of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he was also dean.

Doug made seminal contributions to the field of landscape architecture, particularly to the study of cities and the urban landscape. He published, served on juries, lectured widely at U.S. universities, and was the co-founder of Georgia Tech’s Study Abroad Program in Italy, which he led for over twenty years.

Places Journal was privileged to have Doug on its board for many years; his insight and energy were vital to the journal’s recent progress. “Doug was such a tireless supporter and a creative thinker about our transition from print to digital. He will be deeply missed,” said Garth Rockcastle, also a member of Places’ board.

Doug is survived by Kathy Hill Allen, his wife of forty-two years, his daughter Jordan Allen DeLoach, son-in-law Alex DeLoach, and his two grandchildren, Nora and Mary DeLoach.

For more information, see the commemoration on the Georgia Tech website.