From New Towns to Green Politics: Campaigning for Town and Country Planning 1946-1990, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

From New Towns to Green Politics

Campaigning for Town and Country Planning 1946-1990, 1st Edition

By Dennis Hardy


252 pages

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**Please note that the 2011 paperback is an exact reprint of the original hardback which was released in 1991**

From the 1940s to the 1990s From New Towns to Green Politics charts the course of successive issues and campaigns - from the reconstruction of Britain's war-torn cities, to the introduction of green belts and new towns, to regional and community planning, and so to the inner cities and most recently, green politics.

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. Abbreviations. Introduction: The lure of consensus. The idea of consensus. Consensus planning. From garden cities to new towns. Howard's way Influencing events. Post - 1946: A watching brief. The fragile consensus. Dispersal on the right terms. 'The sheep and the lion'. 1950s: Holding the ground. From austerity to affluence. A single design. Widening the net. The second planning revolution. 'Into the White Heat'. Rediscovery of the region. Shaping policy. 1970s: The end of the beginning. The age of dissent. Beyond new towns. Patterns of choice. 1980s: Responding to change. The politics of property. A matter of scale. 'Keeping the Torch Alight'. Campaign profiles. Environmental education. Planning aid. Public inquiries. New communities. Towards a new consensus? 'Some Running Effect'. A question of pressure. Unfinished business. Chronology of important events. Bibliography. Index.

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