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Studies in International Planning History

Series Editor: Helen Meller

The Studies in International Planning History series brings back to print influential texts from around the world about the study and practice of city and regional planning. The aim is to make material that is now difficult or impossible to obtain more widely available for the study of the internationalisation of planning ideas and local responses. Each book is a facsimile of the original work, (including an English translation if necessary) with an introductory essay written by an expert in the field putting the text into its contemporary and current context.

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  1. The Anatomy of the Village

    By Thomas Sharp

    Series: Studies in International Planning History

    Thomas Sharp was a key figure in mid-C20 British planning whose renown stems from two periods in his career. First, he came to attention as a polemical writer in the 1930s on planning issues, including as a virulent opponent of garden cities. His prose tempered over time and this phase perhaps...

    Published July 25th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Village Housing in the Tropics

    With Special Reference to West Africa

    By Jane Drew, Maxwell Fry, Harry L Ford

    Series: Studies in International Planning History

    Tropical Architecture, although now a highly contested and debated term, is the name given to European modern architecture that has been modified to suit the climatic and sometimes cultural context of hot countries. These hot countries were labelled ‘the tropics’ and were often European colonies,...

    Published July 25th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Nothing Gained by Overcrowding

    By Raymond Unwin

    Series: Studies in International Planning History

    In his 1912 pamphlet for the Garden Cities and Town Planning Association Nothing Gained by Overcrowding, Raymond Unwin set out in detail the lessons learnt from his formidable practical experience in the design and layout of housing: at New Earswick from 1902, Letchworth...

    Published July 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Plan for Milton Keynes

    By Milton Keynes Development Corporation

    Series: Studies in International Planning History

    The UK's largest new town, Milton Keynes, is the product of a Transatlantic planning culture and a plan for a relatively low-density motorised city generously endowed with roads, parklands, and the infrastructure of cabling for communications technology. At its heart was the charismatic and...

    Published July 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  5. When We Build Again

    By Bournville Village Trust

    Series: Studies in International Planning History

    Like many UK cities Birmingham was heavily bombed during the Second World War and as with so many bombed British cities, and many un-bombed ones that jumped on to the re-planning bandwagon, there was a clear imperative to reconstruct. But Birmingham was atypical in how it went about this. The...

    Published July 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  6. Ghent Planning Congress 1913

    Premier Congrès international et exposition comparée des villes

    Series: Studies in International Planning History

    The Ghent congress on town planning was the first genuinely international conference to address all aspects of civic life and design. Attended by representatives of 22 governments and 150 cities, as well as by hundreds of architects, planners, politicians, and scientists, it marked the culmination...

    Published July 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  7. People and Planning

    Report of the Committee on Public Participation in Planning (The Skeffington Committee Report)

    By The Skeffington Committee

    Series: Studies in International Planning History

    The Skeffington Committee was appointed in 1968 to look at ways of involving the wider public in the formative stages of local development plans. It was the first concerted effort to encourage a systematic approach to resident participation in planning and the decision-making process, in contrast...

    Published July 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  8. Lusaka: The New Capital of Northern Rhodesia

    Series: Studies in International Planning History

    This short account of the planning of Lusaka as the new capital of Northern Rhodesia, written for its official opening in 1935 as part of jubilee celebrations for King George V, was printed in a limited edition specifically for that event, and is now very scarce and difficult to obtain, but...

    Published July 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Transactions of the Royal Institute of British Architects Town Planning Conference, London, 10-15 October 1910

    By RIBA

    Series: Studies in International Planning History

    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...

    Published June 22nd 2011 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Urban Transformations and the Architecture of Additions
    By Rodrigo Perez de Arce
    To Be Published August 29th 2014
  2. Town Planning for Australia
    By George Taylor
    To Be Published August 29th 2014
  3. New Ideals in the Planning of Cities, Towns and Villages
    By John Nolen
    To Be Published August 29th 2014
  4. The Condition, Improvement and Town Planning of the City of Calcutta and Contiguous Areas: The Richards Report
    By E. P. Richards
    To Be Published August 29th 2014
  5. Principles of Planology: Grondslagen der planologie
    By JM de Casseres
    To Be Published August 29th 2014
  6. Moscow in the Making
    By Ernest Simon, Shena Simon, W. A. Robson, J. Jewkes
    To Be Published August 29th 2014
  7. Europe Rehoused
    By Elizabeth Denby
    To Be Published August 29th 2014
  8. Society and Environment: A Historical Review
    By Jaqueline Tyrwhitt
    To Be Published January 1st 2015
  9. The Planning of a New Town
    By London County Council
    To Be Published January 1st 2015
  10. 1951 Exhibition of Architecture: Guide to the Exhibition of Architecture, Town Planning and Building Research
    Edited by Harding McGregor Dunnett
    To Be Published January 1st 2015

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