Milton Keynes: images and reality Terence Bendixson

ISBN: 9780906782729

Published: 1992


302 pages


Milton Keynes: images and reality  by  Terence Bendixson

Milton Keynes: images and reality by Terence Bendixson
1992 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 302 pages | ISBN: 9780906782729 | 3.31 Mb

Milton Keynes: Images and Reality is an inside account of the planning and implementation of Britains grandest garden city. Everything the place calls for superlatives. Not only is it Britains new town, it is Britains biggest new town, it is also one that arouses the fiercest passions. people may love it or hate it, but none can deny its success. In little over two decades a cornucopia of jobs has attracted over 100,000 people to a stretch of rural North Buckinghamshire of which one-fifth is parkland and where the ease of driving makes older towns seem obsolete.

As Terence Bendixson argues in this often controversial book, Milton Keynes is in the tradition of Bath and eighteenth-century Edinburgh. It is the latest in a long history of British attempts to bring the country into the city and to do so with boldness and originality.Milton Keynes Image and Reality is not so much about the people of the city as the creators of the place they live in.

The main sources are still-confidential minutes of the board of Milton Keynes Development Corporation, local newspapers, and taped interviews with prime movers in the building of the city. The result is a book that will be of deep interest to those who know Milton Keynes well, and of technical value to professional involved in planning and development on a grand scale.

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