Cornell University Library Digital Collections

Acluster of row houses with more residential buildings in the background (The Hague, NL)

About the collection

The John Reps Urban Explorer Collection documents planning practices and responses to urban issues from 15 countries. Taken and gathered on globe-spanning travels undertaken by Cornell University Department of City and Regional Planning Emeritus Professor John W. Reps from 1958 onwards, the collection's 1,355 photographs, plans, and aerial images have been composed to support and advance instruction and research on the history of urban planning and comparative international or domestic spatial development, and to celebrate Emeritus Professor Reps's pioneering contribution to the field.