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Catch up: Spring Lecture Series Cities of the British Isles: Milton Keynes




This is a recording of the event that took place on Thursday 25th March 2021 at 18.30.  Milton Keynes presented by Professor Guy Ortolano

In the new town of Milton Keynes, designated in 1967, flat roofs and clean lines characterized several early housing estates, from Jeremy Dixon and Edward Jones’s Netherfield to Norman Foster’s Beanhill.  However, by the early 1980s the Milton Keynes Development Corporation was instructing architects to follow a ‘traditional house formula’ instead, and this resulted in such estates as Great Linford and Neath Hill.  How did this change come about? 

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