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Towns, plans, and society in modern Britain

Author: Helen E Meller; Economic History Society.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Series: New studies in economic and social history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A concise survey of how, and why, the urban environment has changed in Britain over the past two centuries.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Helen E Meller; Economic History Society.
ISBN: 0521572274 9780521572279 052157644X 9780521576444
OCLC Number: 36186501
Description: vi, 138 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Understanding cities: the impact of mass urbanisation --
3. Ideals and experiments in modern urban living, 1860-1914 --
4. Town planning in a free society: the interwar period --
5. The golden age of planning: 'building the better Britain', 1942-1965 --
6. Crisis of identity for cities and town planners, 1965-1979 --
7. Thatcherism and cities: the new context for planners --
8. Economic imperatives and urban regeneration: a new culture of cities? --
Appendix. timeline of significant dates.
Series Title: New studies in economic and social history.
Responsibility: prepared for the Economic History Society by Helen Meller.
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'Clearly written and well organised, this short book provides a useful introduction to the subject for both students and teachers of urban, social and political history.' History

 
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