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Britain's new towns : garden cities to sustainable communities

Author: Anthony Alexander
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The New Towns Programme of 1946 to 1970 represents one of the most substantial periods of urban development in Britain.€This book covers the story of how these towns came to be built, how they aged, and the challenges and opportunities they now face as they begin phases of renewal. The New Towns provide lessons for social, economic and environmental sustainability which€are of great relevance for the regeneration of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Alexander, Anthony.
Britain's new towns.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2009
(DLC) 2008049954
(OCoLC)277118376
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Alexander
ISBN: 9780203875650 0203875656
OCLC Number: 654779694
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 186 pages) : illustrations, maps, plans
Contents: The New Towns in a new light --
Planning the new towns --
A bit of a bombshell --
The early New Towns --
The later New Towns --
The origin of the New Towns concept --
Building the New Towns --
The formulation of the New Towns programme --
Principles of New Towns design --
A leap into the unknown --
Living in the New Towns --
Criticisms of the New Towns --
How the New Towns grew old --
New Towns in the age of sustainable communities --
Conclusion : the lessons of the New Towns.
Responsibility: Anthony Alexander.

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