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Planning London for the Post-War Era 1945-1960


Part of the Springer Geography book series (SPRINGERGEOGR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Emmanuel V. Marmaras
    Pages 1-4
  3. The Reconstruction Question

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Emmanuel V. Marmaras
      Pages 15-23
    3. Emmanuel V. Marmaras
      Pages 25-37
  4. The Preparation of Planning Machinery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Emmanuel V. Marmaras
      Pages 41-51
    3. Emmanuel V. Marmaras
      Pages 73-87
  5. Replanning London

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Emmanuel V. Marmaras
      Pages 91-98
    3. Emmanuel V Marmaras
      Pages 99-116
    4. Emmanuel V. Marmaras
      Pages 117-141
  6. Redeveloping Central London

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Emmanuel V. Marmaras
      Pages 153-174
    3. Emmanuel V. Marmaras
      Pages 175-198
    4. Emmanuel V. Marmaras
      Pages 199-204

About this book


The book deals with the formation of the post-Second World War reconstruction and planning machinery in Great Britain and with 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. The book recreates the atmosphere following step by step the arguments and the events at various political, socio-economic and technical levels. It also contributes in the understanding of the 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 during mainly 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 and located on both sides of the Thames.


Central Planning Machinery Comprehensive Planning Schemes London Urban Reconstruction Post-war London Town Planning Techniques Town and Country Planning Legislation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Technical University of CreteAthensGreece

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.

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