Towns, Plans and Society in Modern Britain

Towns, Plans and Society in Modern Britain

by Helen Meller
     
 

This concise survey aims to explore the interaction of the social and physical environment of cities. Helen Meller shows that while all modern societies have been subject to the economic, social and technological forces which have produced man urbanisation, not all towns and cities are the same. The author addresses the question of how people in Britain have sought to… See more details below

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This concise survey aims to explore the interaction of the social and physical environment of cities. Helen Meller shows that while all modern societies have been subject to the economic, social and technological forces which have produced man urbanisation, not all towns and cities are the same. The author addresses the question of how people in Britain have sought to improve the quality of life in cities, and points out how projects to regenerate the urban environment have drawn on local history, traditions and culture to produce unique results.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521572279
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/07/1997
Series:
New Studies in Economic and Social History Series, #31
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1Introduction1
2Understanding cities: the impact of mass urbanisation8
3Ideals and experiments in modern urban living, 1860-191425
4Town planning in a free society: the interwar period46
5The golden age of planning: 'building the better Britain', 1942-196567
6Crisis of identity for cities and town planners, 1965-197985
7Thatcherism and cities: the new context for planners96
8Economic imperatives and urban regeneration: a new culture of cities?105
Appendixtimeline of significant dates114
Bibliography121
Index132

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