In this episode of City Talks, Andrew Carter is joined by Otto Saumarez Smith, Assistant Professor in Architectural History at the University of Warwick, to discuss his book Boom Cities: Architect Planners and the Politics of Radical Urban Renewal in 1960s Britain.
Otto discusses the rapid rise and fall of modernist urban planning in 1960s Britain and charts the transformation of many historic city centres.
He explains the philosophical, political and cultural post-war debates that underpinned these transformations and how they shaped Britain’s cities for years to come.
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