This collection documents the personal and professional life of pioneering regional planner, systems theorist, scientist,
futurist, and University of California, Berkeley professor, Richard Louis Meier. Meier’s papers document his advocacy of sustainability
in planning, his efforts to improve the lives of poor people in developing countries, his concerns about atomic power, his
commitment to social justice, and his family life. Meier's papers include professional and family correspondence; writings
and research; materials related to his work with the Federation of Atomic Scientists, the Society for General Systems Research,
and international planning projects; and course materials.
“Super-planner” Richard Louis Meier was an early advocate of sustainability in planning and recognized internationally for
anticipating large-scale social problems and envisioning and devising practical solutions to them.
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Collection is open for research.