In July 1943, almost exactly 75 years ago, the London County Council unveiled its plan for the post-war reconstruction of London. Where the Beveridge Report (1942) promised an attack on the five giants of austerity and deprivation, the County of London Plan gave a vision of a brighter physical world for Londoners after the Second World War and it became a best-seller even during the conflict. Dr Nick Beech and Professor Simon Pepper look back and examine a key moment in London’s history when Londoners were planning for a post-war future in the middle of the Blitz addressing intractable problems around development and housing which resonate today.
Join the authors at LMA on Friday 19 October 2018 when we mark the 75th anniversary of the County of London Plan’s publication with a symposium designed to explore current and recent historical research on the plan and its genesis, as well as its legacy for London today.
Several of the key LCC documents held by LMA - including plans, aerial sketches, road proposals and industrial surveys some of which were excluded from publication - will be displayed. The day will also include a screening of “The Proud City” (1945), and a debate on the contemporary condition of planning in London. Lunch provided.
Confirmed speakers include:
John Boughton (Municipal Dreams)
John R. Gold
Plus a roundtable discussion including:
Michael Dnes (Department for Transport), Mike Edwards, Michael Hebbert, David Knight, Rob McNicol (GLA), Mark Tewdwr-Jones
Contact and Booking Details
More information at this website.
Reserve tickets at this website2018-10-12 09:45 2018-10-12 09:45 Europe/London The County of London Plan All-day conference on the legacy of the 1943 plans for the rebuilding of post-war London. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/10/12/the-county-of-london-plan-180818 London Metropolitan Archives,40 Northampton Road,,London
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