The Everyday Experiences of Reconstruction and Regeneration: From Vision to Reality in Birmingham and Coventry

Adams, David and Larkham, Peter J. (2019) The Everyday Experiences of Reconstruction and Regeneration: From Vision to Reality in Birmingham and Coventry. Routledge, Abingdon. ISBN 9781472471178

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Abstract

Set within a wider British and international context of post-war reconstruction, The Everyday Experiences of Reconstruction and Regeneration focuses on such debates and experiences in Birmingham and Coventry as they recovered from Second World War bombings and post-war industrial collapse.
We explore the initial development of the post-Second World War reconstruction projects, which so substantially changed the face of the cities and provided radical new identities. Exploring these cities throughout the post-war period brings into sharp focus the duality of contemporary approaches to regeneration, which often criticise mid-twentieth century ’poorly-conceived’ planning and architectural projects for producing inhuman and unsympathetic schemes, while proposing exactly the type of large-scale regeneration that may potentially create similar issues in the future.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
V200 History by area
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment > Resilient Environments
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
REF UoA Output Collections > REF2021 UoA13: Architecture, Built Environment and Planning
Depositing User: Peter Larkham
Date Deposited: 01 May 2019 08:19
Last Modified: 01 May 2019 08:19
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7411

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