Hippodamian Planning—Miletus and Ephesus
Lecture no. 14 from the course: Cities of the Ancient World
Taught by Professor Steven L. Tuck | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Meet Hippodamus of Miletus, the father of urban planning. He used the system of orthogonal planning—including broad avenues and streets at right angles—to reflect the ideal social order. From city blocks to the creation of districts, see this system in action and discover its impact on the history of urban design.