On Oct. 8, Sidney Norman Brower of Baltimore at 90. A native of Upington and Cape Town, South Africa, he practiced architecture in South Africa before coming to the U.S. in 1961 with his wife, Cynthia. He obtained a master of city planning degree from M.I.T. in 1964. From 1966 to 1979, he worked for the Baltimore City Department of Planning, where he was chief of the Comprehensive Planning section and later chief of the Design Research Section. From 1979 to 2011, he taught in the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at the University of Maryland, College Park. He was the author of three books and many journal articles, papers and book chapters on urban design and environment-behavior research. He is survived by wife of 59 years Cynthia Brower (née Jawitz); children Katherine Brower (and partner Homayoun Solaimani) of Baltimore and Gideon Brower (and wife Marisa Kurtzman) of Santa Monica, Calif.; and sister Hazel Greenstein (and husband Hillel Greenstein) of Baltimore. He was predeceased by parents Charles and Miriam Brower.
Contributions may be sent to the Sidney Brower International Travel Scholarship at the University of Maryland. Credit card gifts can be made online. Checks made out to the University of Maryland College Park Foundation (UMCPF), with “Sidney Brower Travel Scholarship” in the memo line, can be mailed to: UMCPF, 4603 Calvert Road, College Park, MD 20740, Attn: Annette Baney.