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Brook, R., 2014.

Oxford Road: the promise, planning and problems - Masterplanning progress: Technology, teaching and architecture

Output Type:Presentation
Venue:Central Reference Library, Manchester

Manchester Modernist Society returns to Manchester Central Library with the latest in a three-month long series of film screenings and talks in Manchester.

This talk will examine the evolution of the Oxford Road corridor in the years after 1945. A series of masterplans were produced from 1945-1967 by a number of different architectural practices and in close consultation with city officers and officials. Each successive plan had its own focus that was reflective of planning policy and theory as it changed with rapidity in the post-war years. Through the built, unbuilt and partially constructed edifices of these plans Richard will show how aesthetic and policy combined in the production of social space in an era of technological progress.