Old Towns and New Needs; also the Town Extension Plan
OLD TOWNS AND NEW NEEDS: ALSO THE
TOWN EXTENSION PLAN: BEING THE
WARBURTON LECTURES FOR 1912
DELIVERED BY PAUL WATERHOUSE M.A.
AND RAYMOND UNWIN F.R.I.B.A.
MANCHESTER : AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS
These lectures were delivered under the provisions of the Warburton Trust which is constituted under the Will of the late Mr. Alderman Warburton, of Manchester, who died in the year 1887.
The following lectures were delivered at Manchester University on January 22nd and 29th, 1912.
List of Illustrations.
Old Towns and New Needs.
|By Paul Waterhouse, M.A., F.R.I.B.A.||1–30|
The Town Extension Plan.
|By Raymond Unwin, F.R.I.B.A.||33–62|
|Fig. 1.||Wren's Plan for rebuilding the City of London after the Fire, placed among the present surroundings of the City.|
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|Fig. 2.||An "over-and-under" or viaduct crossing. A proposed treatment for the intersection of the main avenues, advocated by the Royal Commission on London Traffic.|
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|Fig. 3.||A suggested "gyratory crossing" round All Souls Church, Langham Place, London, in connection with one of the Avenues proposed by the London Traffic Commission. The arrows indicate the course of the traffic.|
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|Fig. 4.||Plan of a City on a river approached by eight main roads. Each road is bifurcated before entering the centre of the town.|
|Fig. 5.||Diagram illustrating a town developed on a definite plan.|
|Between pages 48 and 49|
|Fig. 6.||Diagram showing similar areas each of 10 acres, developed with a larger or smaller number of houses to the acre, together with the cost of development.|
|Between pages 52 and 53|
|Fig. 7.||Diagram illustrating the increased area of land required for building purposes if the whole of the population, in a town having an annual increase of 17,000 people, were provided for (I.) at the rate of 34 houses per acre, and (II.) 15 houses per acre.|
|Fig. 8.||Diagram showing how to reduce the pressure of population in the centre of London by one third its present inhabitants.|
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|Fig. 9.||Diagram illustrating how the population which can be accommodated in a town increases much more rapidly than the average distance of the dwellings from the centre of the town.|
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