Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Urban Change

Great cartoon here flagged up by Alan Parkinson (many thanks for the reminder). This is a good link for the settlement stuff covered by S4 recently and for Higher who have just about finished the urban section. It mentions sky scrapers and the green belt as well as the importance of planning new settlements. Remember Irvine and East Kilbride were New Towns built on exactly this model. Jobs as well as houses were planned along with shops, schools and leisure areas. New town building after the war
In the immediate post-war period 'New Towns' were considered to represent one of the main hopes for the future. Designed to help overcome overcrowded inner cities by building in less populated areas, hopes were high. It resulted in twenty-nine 'New Towns'. Twenty-three towns in England and Wales and six in Scotland, Stevenage being the first.

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