The Government and Misgovernment of London

By William A. Robson

© 2006 – Routledge

462 pages

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About the Book

This book was first published in 1939.

Table of Contents

Part 1. The Past (since 1835)

1. A revolution missed

2. The city corporation

3. The city companies

4. The growth of population

5. The establishment of the police force

6. The metropolis management act, 1855

7. The metropolitan board of works and vestries

8. The city's opposition to reform

9. The London city council

10. The metropolitan borough councils

11. The metropolitan water board

12. The drainage and sewerage services

13. The port of London and river authorities

14. Highways, traffic and transport

15. A word about omissions

Part Two: The Present

1. Conflict and confusion

2. A jumble of authorities

3. Unplanned development

4. Highways and bridges

5. Public cleansing

6. Housing and slum clearance

7. Public health

8. Main drainage

9. Electricity supply

10. Wholesale food markets

11. Finance

12. Fire protection

13. Education

14. The Ullswater Commission on London Government

Part Three: The Future

1. The Great Leviathan

2. What is London?

3. A regional authority

4. The ad hoc body

5. The question of democracy

6. The reform of the counties

7. Local authorities in the region

8. A new relationship

9. The essentials of planning

10. The Bressey Report

11. Satellite towns

12. Becontree and Dagenham: an object lesson

13. The Barlow commission on population

14. The prospects of reform

Epilogue

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARC010000
ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning