The English New Towns revisited

At a time when Garden Cities are at the top of the planning agenda (again) it is rather appropriate that the Bartlett’s Professor Matthew Carmona’s excellent Urban Design primer has just been published. Happily my colleague Dr Kayvan Karimi invited me to join him in writing a contribution to the book. The result is a writing-up of a longstanding ‘double-act’ session we give on the Adaptable Cities module on the MSc/MRes Spatial Design, the outcome of Kayvan’s intensive scrutiny of a large number of New Towns across the UK.


The book can be purchased this month at a discount. In the spirit of open access I provide our own ‘pre-publication’ version of the chapter to download from here.

Author: (sub)urbanite

Professor of Urban Form and Society and Director of the Space Syntax Lab, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Online in a personal capacity.

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