This has caught my fancy from the BBC.
The planning agency which designed Milton Keynes has been handed the job of reshaping a city which is no stranger to adversity: Najaf, in
At first glance the stacks of labelled box files which line one wall of Martin Crookston's
Londonoffice are a trot through some familiar locations in provincial . England
Birmingham, the Black Country and Telford, , Najaf.… Newcastle
And while most of the residents of the holy city have probably never heard of Milton Keynes, the company assigned the job of reshaping Najaf was responsible for designing
's most infamous new town. Britain
Much has changed since 1970, when Richard Llewelyn Davies laid down plans for a new settlement to cater for the growing number of families fleeing
in search of a better life. London
By the 1980s
Milton Keyneshad become a byword for both the pros and cons of post-war British urban planning. It was to some a spacious, modern, landscaped town, and to others a dystopic, soulless home to shopping centres and skateboard parks…..
Anybody who knows
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