Academic journal article The Town Planning Review

The Eleventh Abercrombie Lecture 2008

Academic journal article The Town Planning Review

The Eleventh Abercrombie Lecture 2008

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Introduction

The Abercrombie Lectures series started in 1984 and is intended to celebrate the life and work of one of the world's foremost planners, Sir Patrick Abercrombie - arguably the leading British planner of the twentieth century. Patrick Abercrombie was appointed as one of the original staff when the University of Liverpool established the Department of Civic Design in 1909 and was the first editor of Town Planning Review. He went on to become a most distinguished Lever Professor in the Department, from 1915 to 1935 when he moved to University College London, to become Professor of Town Planning there. Like all the Lever Professors, Abercrombie played an important part in editing the Town Planning Review, and much of his writing - some of it very influential - was published in the Review.

The 2008 Abercrombie Lecture was presented in October 2008, as the Department of Civic Design entered its one hundredth year. It formed one element in a full programme of events intended to celebrate the centenary of the world's first planning school.

The eleventh Abercrombie Lecturer, Leonora Rozee, has a distinguished record as a planning practitioner. …

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