Patrick Geddes

Reading List for Patrick Geddes

  • MacDiarmid, H (1966). The company I’ve kept. London: Hutchinson.
  • Munshi, I (2000).  Patrick Geddes: Sociologist, Environmentalist and Town Planner. Economic and Political Weekly, 35, p. 485—91.
  • Pullman, J (2011). A Man of Our Times: The Living Legacy of Patrick Geddes. Documentary Film commissioned by the Scottish education Department. Available at:
  • National Library of Scotland (2014).  Patrick Geddes. Available at:
  • Ballater Geddes Project (2004). SIR PATRICK GEDDES: 1854 – 1932. Available at:
  • Mairet, P (1957). Pioneer of Sociology: The Life and Letters of Patrick Geddes. London: Lund Humphries.
  • Abrams, P (1968). The Origins of British Sociology: 1834-1914. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
  • Urquhart, G (2003). Patrick Geddes and the Edinburgh Social Union: Planning, poverty, philanthropy. Available at:
  • Tyrwhitt, J (1947). Patrick Geddes in India. London: Lund Humphries, London.
  • Patrick Geddes Trust (2000). Patrick Geddes Heritage Trail, Edinburgh. Available at:
  • Camera Obscura (2014). History of the Outlook Tower. Available at:
  • MacDonald, M (2009). Sir Patrick Geddes and the Scottish Generalist Tradition. Sir Patrick Geddes Commemorative Lecture, Royal Town Planning Institute and Saltire Society, Scotland. Available at:
  • Branford, V and Geddes, P (1919). Our Social Inheritance: The Making of the Future Series. London: Williams and Norgate.
  • Leonard, S (2007). Patrick Geddes’ and the network of gardens in the Old Town of Edinburgh. Available at:
  • Khan, N (2011). Geddes in India: town planning, plant sentience, and cooperative evolution. Environmental and Planning: Society and Space, 29, p. 840—56.
  • Momin, A (1996). Sociology at the University of Bombay. International Institute for Asian Studies, 60. Available at:
  • Ferreira, J.V. and Jha, S (1976). The Outlook Tower Essays on Urbanisation in Memory of Patrick Geddes. Mumbai: Popular Prakashan.
  • Geddes, P (1906). ‘Civics: as Concrete and Applied Sociology’, Sociological Papers, 2: 58-119. Reprinted in H. E. Meller, ed., The Ideal City. Leicester: Leicester University Press, 123-183.
  • Meller, Helen (1990). Patrick Geddes Social Evolutionist and City Planner. London: Routledge.
  • Banerjee, B (2010). The Scientist and the Poet: Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose and Rabindranath Tagore. Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, 2, p. 471—480.
  • Fraser, B (2005). A meeting of two minds: Geddes-Tagore Letters. Edinburgh: Word Power Books.
  • Visvanathan, S (2013). The Dreams of Reason: Rabindranath Tagore and the Invention of Science in India. Economic and Political Weekly, 47, p. 43—49.
  • Welter VM, (2009). The 1925 Master Plan for Tel-Aviv by Patrick Geddes. Israel Studies, 14, p. 94—119.
  • Clout, H and Stephenson, I (2005). The Collège des Ecossais in Montpellier: A postscript. Scottish Geographical Journal, 121, p. 119—20.
  • Geddes, P and Thompson, J (1889). The Evolution of Sex. London: Walter Scott.
  • National Library of Scotland (2009). A Man of All Reason. Available at:
  • The Scotsman (2005). Sir Patrick Geddes. Available at:
  • United Nations (2011). World Urbanization Prospects, the 2011 Revision. United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Available at:

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