Springer Geography

Planning London for the Post-War Era 1945-1960

Authors: Marmaras, Emmanuel

  • Presents step by step British post-war urban reconstruction machinery to provide an intelligible source for future students, researchers and policy makers
  • Recounts an example of harmonious collaboration between the private and public sector in the planning of post-war London
  • Extracts research material from original sources, not published before, to make that available to scholars and the general interested public
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About this book

This book deals with the formation of the post-Second World War reconstruction and planning machinery in Great Britain, the re-planning efforts undertaken in post-war London, and in particular the redevelopment programme regarding its central area in the form of the comprehensive development projects. Originating from a PhD Thesis, the book recreates the atmosphere following step by step arguments and events at various political, socio-economic and technical levels. It also contributes to the understanding of succeeding developments in terms of planning theory and practice. The book is structured into three parts. The first one explores the administrative and statutory developments in town planning matters during the period 1940-59. The second part deals with the plans proposed for London as a whole from independent and official organisations mainly during the 1940s. Finally, the third part examines the proposed projects for the rebuilding of the City of London and for special areas of Central London that suffered from bombing on both sides of the Thames.

About the authors

Emmanuel Marmaras is Professor at the Economic University of Athens, Greece where he teaches post-graduate courses in the programme ‘Statistic Methods in Real Estate’: Geography of Housing and Urban Planning. He has acted as head of the department of architecture at the Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece from 2010 to 2012. His main research interests are town planning, urban development, urban history, urban geography, preservation of historic urban environment, interwar planning and architecture, cycladic settlements, and residential tourism.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Marmaras, Emmanuel V.

    Pages 1-4

  • British Town Planning on the Eve of the Second World War

    Marmaras, Emmanuel V.

    Pages 7-14

  • The War Damages and the Problems of Central Areas

    Marmaras, Emmanuel V.

    Pages 15-23

  • Innovations in Planning Theory and Technique

    Marmaras, Emmanuel V.

    Pages 25-37

  • The Urban Reconstruction Machinery Issue

    Marmaras, Emmanuel V.

    Pages 41-51

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-07647-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-07646-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36133-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Planning London for the Post-War Era 1945-1960
Authors
Series Title
Springer Geography
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-07647-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-07647-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-07646-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36133-8
Series ISSN
2194-315X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 215
Number of Illustrations and Tables
21 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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