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Posted by  James Clark on December 16, 2003 at 13:17:59:

Hello,

I'm having trouble finding appropriate sources of information on the subject of the relationship between urban planning and industry. One of the projects I'm working on at the moment is a written submission detailing my views on this subject.

My hypothesis goes something like this:

"London has been the centre of many redevelopment schemes over its long life, from general zoning patterns to large scale urban planning projects. I think that within these endeavours there is a direct link with industry to do with the starting and finishing points of these projects and their continued success. Using the example of London in the late 19th century, I intend to clarify the root causes of large scale masterplanning as being based on capital and long term investment than humanitarian or idealistic grounds. To do this, I will look at Hampstead Common, the London Underground system and Welwyn Garden city."

Bit of a mouthful, eh? ;)

More seriously, I do need all the help i can get. I've spent a day in the local university library hammering away search terms and looking through archive lists, but have so far not been able to isolate many pieces of useful information.

I would gladly take on board any comment you have to give with regards to sources, opinions on my hypothesis or suggestions on further case studies to research.

Thanks very much,

James

 
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