Julius Gy. Fábos is an emeritus professor of landscape planning and recipient of an honorary degree from the University of Horticulture, Budapest, Hungary. BS in plant sciences, Rutgers, 1961; MLA, Harvard, 1964; PhD in landscape planning and conservation, Michigan, 1973; Fellow, ASLA, 1985; ASLA Medallist, 1997. Principal developer of the METLAND System for landscape assessment and planning; has been awarded numerous research grants. Author and editor of more than 200 articles and research bulletins, as well as five books, the latest of which are: Land Use Planning, published by Chapman and Hall, 1985 and co-editor of the book entitled, Greenways: The Beginning of an International Movement, published by Elsevier, 1996. Currently, co-director of the New England Greenway Consortium with Robert Ryan and Mark Lindhult; and co-editors with Robert Ryan of forthcoming special greenway issues of this journal, with focus on greenways around the world.