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Local News
9:10 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Exhibition Looks at Grady Clay's Work

Grady Clay
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A exhibition opens later this month looking at the work of Grady Clay, the Louisville urban affairs journalist who died in March.

Clay was considered an authority on urban design—serving as urban affairs editor for The Courier-Journal and editor of Landscape Architecture Magazine. He wrote several books on his topic of expertise and also served on the jury to select a design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. 

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4:19 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Grady Clay, An Urban Visionary

Grady Clay
Credit The photo is courtesy Oldham County Historical Society

When Jane Jacobs wrote The Death and Life of Great American Cities, published in 1961, perhaps the most significant book on American urbanism in the 20th Century, it was not a surprise that one of the experts she quoted was Grady Clay. He was the urban affairs editor of The Courier-Journal, and anyone who cared about city planning knew Grady and the work he was doing in Louisville in those days. It must have been a good life for them; both were born in 1916, and each lived nine decades. (Jane Jacobs died in 2006; Grady died early Sunday morning.)

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Local News
5:47 pm
Sun March 17, 2013

Noted Journalist, Urbanist Grady Clay Dead at 96

Grady Clay
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Journalist Grady Clay, who wrote about landscape architecture and urban planning, died Sunday in Louisville, according to sources close to his family. He was 96.

Clay grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. He earned a bachelor's degree from Emory University and a master's degree from Columbia University. He was the real estate editor and the urban affairs editor for the Courier-Journal until 1966, but his profile extended far beyond Louisville.

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