New Towns

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New Towns. After the 1939–45 war some of the ideas of Ebenezer Howard were adopted by the new Socialist Government of the UK (1945–51), and various new towns were planned and built to take the pressure off large existing cities. London acquired eight (Stevenage was the first), and there were others in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. See also garden city; satellite town.

Bibliography

Clapson (1998);
Cowling (1997);
P. Hall & and C. Ward (1974);
Hardy (1991)
Parsons & Schuyler (eds.)(2002);
Whittick (ed.) (1974b)

new town

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new town Satellite town in the UK designed to re-house residents from a nearby large city and to create local employment. The construction of some 37 new towns began in 1946 and continued until 1975.

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new towns. See garden cities.

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