In the summer of 2016, Rebecca Williamson PhD, director of the PhD in Architecture Program at the University of Cincinnati, advised me in a personal research project. I studied the development of ideal cities from ancient Rome to their Renaissance revival. I studied the most prominent architects of the movement, looking at what inspired their work and how they influenced later work. I analyzed their maps, reconstructing them with modern techniques to aid in visual analysis. Below is my final presentation for the project, delivered at a conference of other UHP summer researchers.