Mon 6 Nov, 2006 01:45 am
There a great report in today's The Guardian, about Britain's New Towns:
Brave new world
No expense was spared when Britain began building its new towns - yet still many residents felt as if they had been sent into exile. Sixty years on, is it time to embrace Basildon, Milton Keynes and co? Jonathan Glancey visits the land of housing estates, roundabouts and concrete cows
Interesting. Harlow was well designed, poorly built and tried very hard to be a failure, but being where it was it couldn't help but succeed in the end.
This might have something to do with the council finally deciding to run the town as their top priority, instead of developing an independent foreign policy and making imbecilic gestures of politically correct solidarity with the oppressed peoples of the world...Harlow was in the vanguard of such nonsense in the 70's and 80's.