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The London New Towns in their Changing Regional Context

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Anthony Champion



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a book chapter that has been published in its final definitive form by Emerald Publishing Limited, 2020.

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As the 75th anniversary of the British New Towns programme approaches, this chapter assesses the contribution that London New Towns have made to accommodating population growth in south-east England and examines the extent to which the original New Town principles have left a distinctive legacy in terms of social composition and self-containment. According to the evidence presented in this chapter, the London New Towns have tended to become less distinctive compared to their regional context, but at the same time they retain elements of the features that marked them out as different 40 years ago.

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Author(s): Champion T

Editor(s): Fée D; Colenutt B; Schäbitz SC

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Lessons from British and French New Towns: Paradise Lost?

Year: 2020

Print publication date: 18/11/2020

Acceptance date: 02/04/2020

Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited

Place Published: Bingley


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ISBN: 9781839094316