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Planning Towns

Series

Series Name
London Line

Issue

Issue No.
506
Length of issue (in feet)
395
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Planning Towns

Story

Story No. within this Issue
1 / 1
Summary
COI synopsis: In the past, towns tended to grow gradually, over long periods of time. In the modern world, as industry develops and people’s needs become pressing, towns have to be planned and the needs foreseen. This is true in all continents, but becomes particularly relevant in Africa, with the growth of mining and extractive industry, and in Britain where population growth and movements must be foreseen. London Line shows a successful town in Britain in process of planning and an African expert helping to plan it.
Researcher Comments
The featured British town is Milton Keynes; the featured planner, James Buxton from Ghana. NB: Information gathered from the Ghanaian version
Keywords
Politics and government; Buildings and structures; Environment; Town and country planning
Written sources
COI Catalogue Cards [BFI National Archive]
COI Microfilm Roll 43 [BFI National Archive]   Used for synopsis
COI Reference
MI 1257/506
Credits:
Sponsor
Central Office of Information (COI)
Sponsor
Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Cutter
James Hubbard

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Film Archive

Name
British Film Institute (BFI)
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Notes
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