Town Planning in Britain Since 1900 (Blackwell Publishers, 1996) by Gordon E. Cherry examines 20th-century British planning policy.
This book examines town and country planning policy in twentieth-century Britain as an important aspect of state activity. tracing the origins of planning ideals and practice, Gordon Cherry charts the adoption by the state, both at central and local level, of measures to control and regulate features of Britain’s urban and rural environments. The author shows how town planning first took root as a professional activity and an academic discipline around the turn of the last century, largely as a reaction to the apparent problems of the late Victorian city. He explains, too, that this impetus for change coincided with a new perception amongst political thinkers of state planning as a legitimate and necessary function of Government’s intervention in social and economic affairs. Town planning, as a state activity in land-use regulation, housing, industrial location, roads and transport, became an important beneficiary of these developments.
– Gordon E. Cherry, Town Planning in Britain Since 1900 (Blackwell Publishers, 1996), excerpt from the back cover book description
The text is in English; there are no images.
The copy in our stock is in usable condition. The book itself is fine, but the pages have markings, notes, underlinings etc. The glueing of the binding is fine. The covers show some shelf wear and signs of use.