About the Author

Grady Clay (1916 - ) is an American journalist specializing in landscape architecture and urban planning. Clay is an honorary member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and was editor of Landscape Architecture Magazine from 1960 to 1985. He also was on the jury that judged the design competition for the United States' Vietnam Veterans Memorial, was the Urban Affairs editor for the Louisville Courier-Journal, and provided a commentary segment, "Crossing the American Grain" for National Public Radio's Morning Edition. In 1999, he was awarded the Olmsted Medal by ASLA. Clay also is a former president of the American Planning Association (formerly the American Society of Planning Officials).