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Meller, Helen Elizabeth

Overview
Works: 20 works in 104 publications in 2 languages and 2,037 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HT169.G7, 942.393081
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Helen Elizabeth Meller
Leisure and the changing city, 1870-1914 by Helen E Meller( Book )

18 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patrick Geddes : social evolutionist and city planner by Helen E Meller( Book )

25 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new analysis of Patrick Geddes' (1854-1932) life and work reviews his ideas and philosophy of planning, providing a scholarly yet accessible account for students of the history of planning, urban design, social theory and British history
Towns, plans, and society in modern Britain by Helen E Meller( Book )

12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

European cities, 1890-1930s : history, culture, and the built environment by Helen E Meller( Book )

13 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1890-1930 was a formative period in the evolution of the modern town planning movement. It was a time when the relationship between social development and the physical environment, in all its complexities, was being explored, and when the prospect of future change could run ahead of the problems of implementation. This study highlights the richness and variety of European responses to modernisation by offering a comparative approach to exploring these themes in cities in Britain, France, Germany, Spain and Central Europe. Of key importance in the development of European cities during this period was the first world war, which accelerated technological changes at the same time as inspiring both nostalgia for the past and a desire to create new ways of urban living. For large provincial cities that had grown in the 19th century, imagining a new future was the greatest challenge. What kind of understanding was necessary to promote effective new developments? How could these be implemented in the face of economic, social and political change? Who made the decisions? Answers to these questions must be drawn from a number of directions: from the political and administrative structures of nation-states; from the economic and social history of Europe; from the growth of new professional expertise in dealing with urban problems and the international exchange of ideas; from the specific histories of cities; and from the actions of individuals who were ultimately responsible for creating new possibilities
The Ideal city by S. A Barnett( Book )

13 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nottingham in the eighteen eighties: a study in social change by Helen E Meller( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planting new towns in Europe in the interwar years : experiments and dreams for future societies( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The key theme of the papers in this book concerns the prospects of building new urban environments and creating new societies in Europe during the interwar years. The contributions do not focus on the system of government - communist, fascist or democratic - but, rather, on what actually got built, by whom and why; and how the international communication of ideas was filtered through the prism of local concerns and culture. As such, the volume serves to tease out connections between urban form and social aspirations, and between the moral basis of social planning and how it was interpreted. Did the new towns of the interwar years actually create a planned society where visions met realities, aided by the design of new urban forms? This is one of the principal questions investigated by the contributors here in all the different political contexts of their chosen 'new towns'
History of Florence Boot Hall, 1928-1998 : to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Hall by Helen E Meller( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Imagining the future of cities through exhibitions 1851 - 1914 by Helen E Meller( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cultural Provisions for the Working Classes in Urban Britain in the second half of the nineteenth century by Helen E Meller( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Städte und Evolution : Patrick Geddes, ein internationaler Prophet der Stadtplanung vor 1914 by Helen E Meller( )

1 edition published in 1980 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cities and evolution : Patrick Geddes as an international prophet of town planning before 1914 by Helen E Meller( )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The organised provisions for cultural activities and their impact on the community 1870-1910 : with special reference to the City of Bristol by Helen E Meller( )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The transactions of the Royal Institute of British Architects Town Planning Conference, London, 10-15 October 1910 by William Whyte( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In October 1910 the Royal Institute of British Architects hosted the first ever international conference on Town Planning. The Transactions of this critical event in the development of planning as a profession and as a discipline were published a year later in 1911. Long out of print and very difficult to obtain, this new facsimile edition of the Transactions of the 1910 Conference now makes available - for planners and historians alike - this valuable primary resource
Planning theory and women's role in the city by Helen E Meller( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

European cities, 1890-1930 : history, culture and the built environment by Helen E Meller( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nottingham in the 1880s : a study in social change( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Biography of Sir Patrick Geddes : an historical assessment of his life and work by Helen E Meller( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lusaka : the New Capital of Northern Rhodesia by Helen E Meller( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leisure and the Changing City 1870-1914 (Routledge Revivals) by Helen E Meller( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the late nineteenth century, the city had become the dominant social environment of Britain, with the majority of the population living in large cities, often with over 100, 000 inhabitants. The central concern of this book, first published in 1976, is to assess how successful the late Victorians were in creating a stimulating social environment whilst these developing cities were being transformed into modern industrial and commercial centres. Using Bristol as a case study, Helen Meller analyses the new relationships brought about by mass urbanisation, between city and citizen, environment
 
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Patrick Geddes : social evolutionist and city planner
Alternative Names
Meller, H. E.

Meller, H. E. 1941-

Meller, H. E. (Helen Elizabeth), 1941-

Meller Helen

Meller, Helen 1941-

Meller, Helen Elizabeth

Meller, Helen Elizabeth 1941-

Languages
English (101)

German (1)

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Towns, plans, and society in modern BritainEuropean cities, 1890-1930s : history, culture, and the built environmentThe transactions of the Royal Institute of British Architects Town Planning Conference, London, 10-15 October 1910European cities, 1890-1930 : history, culture and the built environment