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4.0 out of 5 stars Good summary of the history of British cities, 14 April 2011
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This review is from: Building Jerusalem: The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City (Paperback)
Like the author, it's a bit New Labour, but he's knowledgeable and finds good examples and anecdotes to bring it to life. A nice corrective to be read alongside Lewis Mumford, who covers some of the same ground but comes to completely different conclusions. Mumford loves medieval cities and despises Victorian ones; and he likes Ebenezer Howard and the British New Towns of the post-war period. Hunt feels exactly the opposite.
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