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Kevin Bacon's father dies

Mark Stehle, Associated Press

Actor and musician Kevin Bacon, son of famed Philadelphia city planner Edmund N. Bacon, leaves the Friends Center Quaker meetinghouse in Philadelphia Sunday, following a memorial service for his father, who died Oct. 14 in Philadelphia at the age of 95. Edmund Bacon was a renowned city planner whose vision transformed postwar Philadelphia and whose influence continued to shape the look and feel of the nation's fifth-largest city. His work landed him on the cover of a 1964 issue of Time magazine, which called Philadelphia's redevelopment "the most thoroughly rounded, skillfully coordinated of all big-city programs in the U.S." His 1967 book, "Design of Cities," remains one of the key texts for architecture students.