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Designed for Living

Synopsis
Examines what went wrong with the massive building schemes of the 1960s and 1970s, and contrasts impersonal housing of this kind with ‘community architecture’ as practised by Rod Hackney, who believes in the involvement of ordinary people in planning their housing. Alice Coleman points to the bad design in many large schemes, which encourages vandalism. She believes in traditional street patterns and small gardens, which seem to encourage a sense of community.
Series
World in Action, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 26 min.
Year of production
1985
Availability
Sale
Subjects
Architecture
Keywords
town planning; urban communities

Production Company

Name

Granada Television

Web
http://www.granadamedia.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7734 8080
Fax
020 7494 6280
Address
Non-Theatric Sales
36 Golden Square
London
W1R 4AH

Distributor

Name

Concord Media

Email
sales@concordmedia.org.uk
Web
http://www.concordmedia.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01473 726 012
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG
Notes
A long-established, not-for-profit organisation with a large collection DVDs, specialising in the sectors of general and mental health, child care, race relations, war and peace, addictions, the third world, ecology, civil rights, personal relationships, educational issues, and social work training. Concord also handles titles made for the Graves Medical Audio-visual Library. Sale on DVD. Formerly known as Concord Video and Film Council. In 2014 Concord began to offer selected films as Video on Demand, via Vimeo.

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