New Town Heritage
Edited by Noël M. James
(Occasional Papers in the Historic Built Environment)


This set of occasional papers would not be possible without the partnership, sponsorship and collaboration of Kellogg College (University of Oxford), Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre, the Historic Towns & Villages Forum, and the Herbert Lane Trust. We would like to acknowledge the support of Dr Paul Barnwell, Fellow Librarian at Kellogg College, University of Oxford.

As partners we would like to acknowledge and thank the authors for their contributions to a collection that spans 5 years of debate and discussion on the topic of Historic Cities and New Town Heritage.


Acknowledgments 2
Introduction Noël M. James 4
1. Post-war New Town Heritage – Debates, Tensions and Prospects Bob Colenutt & Sabine Coady Schaebitz 8
2. Every House on Langland Road Darren Umney & Simon Phipps 16
3. Milton Keynes: the Social Blueprint – Banishing the New Town Blues? Roger Kitchen 32
4. The Historic Town and the Garden City David Rudlin 40
5. A 21st Century Historic City: Historic Towns and Green Belt Issues Jon Rowland 44
6. Conserving the Post-Second World War Reconstruction: a Contentious Idea Peter Larkham 58
7. Heritage versus Innovation – the Grenoble Experience Gilles Novarina & Stéphane Sadoux 86