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CLIP 8315

The changing face of London: Churchill Gardens

The changing face of London: Churchill Gardens
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Key Info
  • The changing face of London: Churchill Gardens
  • Duration: 02:47
  • Aerial shots are used to introduce the Churchill Gardens housing complex, built just after World War Two as part of Lord Abercrombie's plan to transform London. The area had been devastated by Luftwaffe bombers and conditions in the newly built apartment blocks were much better than in the remaining older housing. Further developments on the scale of Churchill Gardens, however, were never approved. Published as part of the Britain From Above website: bbc.co.uk/britainfromabove/. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Geography

       Topic:

    Urban: Settlements

  • Keywords: Abercrombie, Churchill Gardens, city, housing, land use, London, plan, planning, redevelopment, transport, urban, zones, BritainFromAbove
Ideas for use in class
  • Useful in the context of a unit on settlement or a study of urban environments. Could be used as a case study illustrating the problems associated with housing after World War Two and the importance given to social housing schemes.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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