Town Planning in Britain Since 1900: The Rise and Fall of the Planning Ideal / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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The author examines how town planning first took root as a professional activity and an academic discipline around the turn of the last century, largely as a reaction to the apparent problems of the late Victorian city. He shows, too, that this impetus for change coincided with a new perception amongst political thinkers of state planning as a legitimate and necessary function of Government's intervention in social and economic affairs. Town planning, as a state activity in land use regulation, housing, industrial location, roads and transport, became an important beneficiary of these developments.
The book highlights developments in planning policy over subsequent decades. The final part of the book focuses on the breakdown of consensus from the mid-1970s and how the new market orthodoxy has affected planning policy in the 1980s and 1990s.
About the Author
Gordon E. Cherry is the author of Town Planning in Britain Since 1900 : The Rise and Fall of the Planning Ideal, published by Wiley.
Table of Contents
Series Editor's Preface.
1. The Collectivist Advance.
2. The Birth of Town Planning.
3. The Notion of State Planning.
4. Town Planning's Foothold, 1919-39.
5. Planning and the Corporate State, 1939-45.
6. The Attlee Years, 1945-51.
7. State Planning in Operation.
8. The Consensus Breaks, 1974-9.
9. The Post-war Settlement Remade: from 1979.
10. Town Planning and the Planning Ideal.