The Radical and Socialist Tradition in British Planning: From Puritan colonies to garden cities
by Duncan Bowie
Reviewed by Jonathan Manns
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[This review appeared in the Journal of the London Society, edition 470. More details here.]
Duncan Bowie is well known within London’s urban-planning circles and his new book, The Radical and Socialist Tradition in British Planning, is a timely and useful contribution to the profession’s history. Set out as a chronological narrative of radical and socialist planning from the late-18th to early-20th century, it’s intended to redress a historiographical imbalance which has traditionally focussed heavily on the influence of middle-class philanthropists.