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Town Planning in Britain Since 1900 By Gordon E. Cherry

Town Planning in Britain Since 1900
by Gordon E. Cherry

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Tracing the origins of planning ideals and practice, this study charts the adoption by the state (at a central and local level) of measures to control and regulate features of Britain's urban and rural environments, focusing particularly on the last 50 years.
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Town Planning in Britain Since 1900: The Rise and Fall of the Planning Ideal by Gordon E. Cherry

This book examines town and country planning policy in twentieth-century Britain as an important aspect of state activity. Tracing the origins of planning ideals and practice, Gordon Cherry charts the adoption by state, both at the central and local level, of measures to control and regulate features of Britain's urban and rural environments.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.

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About Gordon E. Cherry


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. Acknowledgements. 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. References. Index.

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GOR004838766
Town Planning in Britain Since 1900: The Rise and Fall of the Planning Ideal by Gordon E. Cherry
Gordon E. Cherry
Making Contemporary Britain
Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
1996-11-09
276
0631199942
9780631199946
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