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New Town, Home Town

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ISBN13: 9780903319621
ISBN: 0903319624
Published: July 1993
Publisher: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Format: Paperback
Price: £8.50



New Towns are no longer new: their pioneer settlers are grandparents, and New Towns have becmoe home towns for two generations. This book traces the origins of the New Towns in the Garden City movement, judges their performance, and asks if we need a new generation of New Towns.

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Contents:
Fiction, non-fiction and reference - those New Town blues, class and status; founding fathers - the Social City, New Towns on the horizon; Stevenage to Milton Keynes - a widening purpose, the second generation; home and community - conspiring for social gains, public arts; job creation - a balance of employment, policy in reverse; planning for mobility - beads on a string, universal motoring?; do New Towns pay? - secrecy and surplus, privatization; who owns New Towns? - the shopping building sage, local councils disappointed; democracy and New Towns - built-in resentments, new settlements and NIMBYism; sustainable settlements - the size of settlements, mixed development; a do-it-yourself New Town - Greentown hopes, the Lightmoor experiment; do we need new New Towns? - hopes for urbanity, back on the agenda; old hopes and new communities - successes and failures.