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Peter Hall: Master planner

Words: Simon Wicks
Peter Hall

Planning, said Sir Peter Hall, should be grounded in an understanding of the real world, informed by a knowledge of history and a sense of cultural possibilities – but, above all, it should improve lives and make places where people actually want to live. Simons Wicks remembers a visionary

It was, he wrote in his final book chapter, “the high water mark of a belief in a total, centralised, top-down, expertly based but also benign planning system. The inspirations were many…” It was 1967. Some would argue that 1967 – the year of Sergeant Pepper – was also a high water mark of postwar popular culture in the UK, and London in particular – the city considered itself the world........
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