Towns in Britain: Jones the planner

Jones, Adrian and Matthews, Chris (2014) Towns in Britain: Jones the planner. Five Leaves Publications, Nottingham. ISBN 9781907869822

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Abstract

This lavishly illustrated book takes an irreverent, sometimes angry and amusing journey exploring our towns and cities, from Hackney and its hipsters to Rab C. Nesbitt's Govan, from the screaming incoherence of Cardiff Bay to the alleged idyll of Hertfordshire's garden cities. Written for the informed general reader, Towns in Britain looks at what is happening to our cities today and is essential reading for those interested in urban design, architecture and town and transport planning. Towns in Britain stimulates discussion about important topics which affect us all: the housing crisis, the quality of urban regeneration, place-making and the creation of civilised streets. It challenges current political and planning orthodoxies and the baleful impact that so much recent development has had on our cities. It also confronts popular and media stereotypes which dismiss so much of our built environment as "concrete monstrosities", and illustrates the value of under-rated places. Towns in Britain expands on the themes of the popular jonestheplanner.co.uk blog. Both are primarily written by Adrian Jones and presented by Chris Matthews

Additional Information:Named as “Book of the Week” by the London Review Bookshop
Keywords:Planning, Town planning
Subjects:K Architecture, Building and Planning > K421 Urban Planning
W Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies
W Creative Arts and Design > W210 Graphic Design
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Film & Media > Lincoln School of Film & Media (Media)
ID Code:14759
Deposited On:28 Aug 2014 09:11

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