Jan Inghe-Hagstrom

Jan Inghe-Hagström, or simply Jan Inghe as he was universally known, was born in 1944 and died in 2005. He worked during a time of great transition and was a driving force in the movement to reclaim public space as a core value of urban planning. When he graduated from architecture school in 1970, the prevailing wisdom was still that buildings should be arranged in straight rows free of enclosing corners. With the development of Minneberg, Södra Station, and Hammarby Sjöstad, Jan Inghe showed how modernist plans could be married to the more intimate urban spaces of an earlier era.