Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Irvine New Town Plan

Lots more HERE

Also: Interesting bit of text by the man who was appointed Chief Architect/Planner of Irvine New Town in November 1967:

David Gosling

"I strongly believed and still do believe, that no architect involved in public housing can possibly understand the social issues of their designs without actually living with the finished results. I persuaded my wife, who was pregnant with our third child at that time, that we should move into Pennyburn and there we remained for the next two-and-a-half years."

"I was the only chief officer in the Development Corporation who opted to live in public rental housing and my motives often seemed to generate suspicion. I was termed a "woolly-minded liberal" by the general manager and a "communist" and "socialist" by other development corporation board members"

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