|Born||2 October 1854|
|Died||17 April 1932 77) (aged|
|Alma mater||Royal School of Mines|
|Known for||Urban planning and the term conurbation|
|Children||Norah Geddes and two brothers|
|Fields||Sociology, urban planning, biology|
|Institutions||Lecturer in Zoology, University of Edinburgh (1880–1888)|
Professor of Botany, University College, Dundee (1888–1919)
Professor of Civics & Sociology, Bombay University, India (1920–1923)
|Patrons||John Sinclair, 1st Baron Pentland|
|Influences||Thomas Henry Huxley, Auguste Comte, Herbert Spencer, Frederic Le Play|
|Influenced||Lewis Mumford, Raymond Unwin, Frank Mears (his son-in-law), Radhakamal Mukerjee, Cebrià de Montoliu|
Following the philosophies of Auguste Comte and Frederic LePlay, he introduced the concept of "region" to architecture and planning and coined the term "conurbation". Later, he elaborated "neotechnics" as the way of remaking a world apart from over-commercialization and money dominance.
An energetic Francophile, Geddes was the founder in 1924 of the Collège des Écossais (Scots College), an international teaching establishment in Montpellier, France, and in the 1920s he bought the Château d'Assas to set up a centre for urban studies.