An Experiment in Towns (1958)

Film details

  • Featuring

    Valentine Dyall

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year

    1958

  • Genre

    Documentary

  • Type

    Film

  • Category

    Non Fiction

Alternative titles

  • British New Towns Alternative

Synopsis

An account of the large-scale experiment in town planning which took place in Britain in the late 1950s, in the course of which fifteen completely new towns were built. They were designed to draw people and the industries employing them away from the great urban centres. The film goes into the origins of the problem, discusses recommendations, and gives an impression of the amenities and convenience of some of the new towns that had already been erected.

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