175 Makers of History: Grady E. Clay Jr.

Grady E. Clay Jr. 38C 86H
Journalist; Writer

Grady Clay

A graduate of Emory and Columbia Universities, Grady E. Clay Jr. was trained as a journalist, joining the staff of the Louisville Courier-Journal in 1939. He has written and lectured on environmental affairs and the built and natural landscape and is known for providing the commentary for the series "Crossing the American Grain" on National Public Radio.

He is a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a research associate of the Harvard-MIT Joint Center for Urban Studies. The author of several books, including Close-Up: How to Read the American City and Landscapes for Living, he was the editor of the influential journal, Landscape Architecture.