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Practicing Utopia: An Intellectual History of the New Town Movement

Rosemary Wakeman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226346038
eISBN:
9780226346175
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226346175.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book investigates the golden age of new town building in the mid to late twentieth century. It argues that the magnitudeof new town construction, its geographic extent, and the discourse about ... More


The Origins of the New Town Movement

Rosemary Wakeman

in Practicing Utopia: An Intellectual History of the New Town Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226346038
eISBN:
9780226346175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226346175.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Chapter One discusses the origins of the new town movement, the garden city tradition, and the impact of both the First and the Second World War on urban planning. It examines early British and ... More


The Futurology of the Ordinary

Rosemary Wakeman

in Practicing Utopia: An Intellectual History of the New Town Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226346038
eISBN:
9780226346175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226346175.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Chapter Two discusses the first great wave of new towns built in the postwar reconstruction years of the late 1940s and 1950s. It interprets the new town as a futurology of the ordinary and examines ... More


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