The containment of urban England. (Volume One : Urban and metropolitan growth processes or Megalopolis denied ; Volume Two : The planning system : objectives, operations, impacts).
London, PEP (and others) 1973.
8vo. 2 vols. 648pp ; 464pp. Each vol contains maps and diagrams. Publisher’s cloth, in dustwrappers. Prof.Gerald Smart’s copy, with his ink ownership inscriptions and note by him “presentation copy as member of steering group”.
A very substantial contribution to an understanding of urban growth in England and Wales since the end of the 1939-45 war and to the workings of the town planning system. It was produced by a team of researchers with the think-tank Political and Economic Planning, headed by Peter Hall (1932-2014), subsequently successor to Gerald Smart as Professor of Planning at University College, London, and one of the most influential thinkers and writers of his generation on urban planning.