Originally published in 1952. This book addresses one of the most pressing problems in town planning – the proper place of industry in our towns. The author writes from the standpoint of a town planner who realizes that factories are just as important as houses and schools, and that if industry does not prosper, all our schemes for urban reconstruction must fail through the lack of the necessary resources. In the course of his research he has visited hundreds of factories to get the necessary facts at first hand. Almost as a by-product he describes in simple terms the manufacture of such varied objects (to paraphrase Lewis Carroll) as "ships and needles and silverware; chocolates and glue." Plenty of photographs of industrial buildings in Britain and abroad are included, which show how great an architectural transformation is possible, and that an industrial area can become one of the showplaces of a town.
Table of Contents
Preface Part 1: The General Picture 1. Introduction 2. Distribution of Industry 3. Location of Industry 4. The Theory of Industrial Zoning 5. Industrial Estates 6. Small Factories and Workshops 7. Industrial Architecture 8. Industrial Nuisance 9. Special Industries 10 Transport 11. Human Relations 12. Industrial Surveys 13. Industrial Density Part 2: Survey of Individual Industries 14. Clay Products and Glass 15. Cement and Quarry Products 16. Chemicals 17. Soap and Oils 18. Metal Manufacture 19. Engineering 20. Metal Goods 21. Textiles 22. Leather and Fur 23. Clothing 24. Food 25. Drink and Tobacco 26. Wood and Cork 27. Paper and Printing 28. Other Manufacturing Industries 29. Gas and Electricity 30. Conclusions and Recommendations