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Frederick Gibberd (architect)
Europe->United Kingdom->England->Essex
Located south-east of London, Harlow New Town was planned by Sir Frederick Gibberd in 1947 as one of London's eight post-World War II new towns. It is renowned for having Britain's first pedestrian precinct in the town center and for a notable collection of modern sculpture, including Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and Lynn Chadwick. The valleys were retained to form a park system and the housing was designated for the surrounding hilltops. The town was designed to accommodate 80,000 people and now has a population of 90,000.
This image was taken in 1969 by John Schooley, FAIA, during an Urban America tour. Urban America tours allowed architects and planners to visit New Towns and meet professionals involved in their planning and continued development.

Keywords: United Kingdom, England, Essex, Harlow, New Town, settlements, towns, residential structures, housing, house. Submitted by John Schooley, FAIA.
1940s (1940 - 1949)