Brave New TownBrave New Town

The inhabitants of the quiet seaside town of Thorington in Suffolk are living the same day over and over again.

Author: Jonathan Clements


ISBN: 1844353044



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The inhabitants of the quiet seaside town of Thorington in Suffolk are living the same day over and over again. What 's so special about the 1st of September 1991? Why haven't the villagers noticed that the same song has been number one for years? And just where on Earth has the sea disappeared to?

Celebration U S A Celebration U S A

A prize-winning reporter, his wife, and their two kids describe life in Disney's vision of the future.

Author: Douglas Frantz

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 9781466815674


Page: 352

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A prize-winning reporter, his wife, and their two kids describe life in Disney's vision of the future. In 1997, six months after the first residents had moved into Celebration, Florida-Disney's town of the future with its distinctly retro link to a longed-for past-Doug and Cathy and their two kids closed on their new home and settled down to participate in (and observe) this new venture. Their report from the trenches will surprise both Disney haters and Disney fans. What is it like to start a new community-not a suburb or subdivision, but a town, inted to be a self-supporting community with the best of the new technologies (including the very latest in teaching techniques) and the most cherished elements in American towns that existed before the automobile turned everything into a mall? For almost two years the family lived this experiment firsthand. Their report is vivid, funny, and painful-and it tells us as much about ourselves and our hopes and dreams as it does about the daily reality of building a community from the ground up.

Invincible Green Suburbs Brave New TownsInvincible Green Suburbs Brave New Towns

argued that Wilson's aim was to explore the spiritual desolation of life in a new town in the Midlands , where the gimmickry of affluence has become a way ...

Author: Mark Clapson

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 071904135X


Page: 241

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Explores the phenomenon of the mass movement of people away from town and city centres to live in new estates and towns built since World War II. Using sociology, town-planning materials, oral history and other sources, this book examines the making of modern suburbia.

Exodus to a Brave New WorldExodus to a Brave New World

The new bridge connecting the town and the future section of wall was still under construction. This river hadn't been named until recently, but finally the ...

Author: Davin Owen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781514485484


Page: 392

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Mother Earth is destroyed when the sun mysteriously goes supernova and obliterates the solar system. Fortunately, the seeds of Old Earth when the animals and specially chosen groups of humans flee through unexplained portals that open all across the globe. These few lucky people emerge on a new world that is remarkably similar to their old home, but with some startling differences. The remnants of humanity quickly set about rebuilding their destroyed society. Their efforts bear fruit all across this new world, until the evils of Old Earth unexpectedly rears its ugly head and threatens to destroy humanitys new home world. Gavin Tolen, his boyfriend, Topher, along with their family and friends band together to fight the evil humans that snuck through the portals alongside the chosen people. They use their special powers to combat the fiends that would bath humanitys new home in blood and fire. The desperate fight for survival is on, and the stakes couldnt be any higher.

Brave New NeighborhoodsBrave New Neighborhoods

See , for example , Andrew Ross , The Celebration Chronicles : Life , Liberty and the Pursuit of Property Values in Disney's New Town ( New York ...

Author: Margaret Kohn

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415944635


Page: 232

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Fighting for First Amendment rights is as popular a pastime as ever, but just because you can get on your soapbox doesn't mean anyone will be there to listen. Town squares have emptied out as shoppers decamp for the megamalls; gated communities keep pesky signature gathering activists away; even most internet chatrooms are run by the major media companies. Brave New Neighborhood sconsiders what can be done to protect and revitalize our public spaces.

Britain s New TownsBritain s New Towns

(1996) Brave New World: Early Memories of Stevenage New Town, Stevenage Museum, Stevenage Borough Council, Herts. Clare, John (2008) History of Newton ...

Author: Anthony Alexander

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134025527


Page: 208

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The New Towns Programme of 1946 to 1970 was one of the most substantial periods of urban development in Britain. The New Towns have often been described as a social experiment; so what has this experiment proved? This book covers the story of how these towns came to be built, how they aged, and the challenges and opportunities they now face as they begin phases of renewal. The new approaches in design throughout their past development reflect changes in society throughout the latter half of the twentieth century. These changes are now at the heart of the challenge of sustainable development. The New Towns provide lessons for social, economic and environmental sustainability. These lessons are of great relevance for the regeneration of twentieth century urbanism and the creation of new urban developments today.

Doctor Who Radio StoriesDoctor Who Radio Stories

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Author: Source Wikipedia


ISBN: 1230620133


Page: 28

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (stories not included). Pages: 27. Chapters: Blood of the Daleks, Brave New Town, Dead London, Exploration Earth: The Time Machine, Grand Theft Cosmos, Horror of Glam Rock, Human Resources (audio drama), Immortal Beloved (audio drama), Invaders from Mars (audio drama), Max Warp, No More Lies (audio drama), Phobos (audio drama), Shada, Sisters of the Flame, Slipback, Storm Warning (audio drama), Sword of Orion, The Architects of History, The Chimes of Midnight, The Ghosts of N-Space, The Paradise of Death, The Skull of Sobek, The Stones of Venice (audio drama), The Zygon Who Fell to Earth, Vengeance of Morbius. Excerpt: Vengeance of Morbius is an audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. This audio drama was produced by Big Finish Productions. This is the last of a two-part story, the first part being Sisters of the Flame. The Doctor and Lucie investigate the leader of the Cult of Morbius, who is laying siege to Gallifrey. The Doctor and Lucie protest as the Sisters force them over to the dispersal chamber. The Doctor insists that because he'd done everything they'd asked of him, the very least they owe him is an explanation. Orthena accepts this and reveals that Zarodnix is the leader of the Cult of Morbius. Lucie confirms that she'd heard this too and the Doctor is surprised to learn that she was briefed by Straxus - but they're both still confused as the Doctor has no idea who Zarodnix is and Lucie doesn't know who Morbius is! Even when the Doctor explains that Morbius was a Time Lord dictator who wanted to take over the Universe, Lucie still can't see what the problem is if he's already dead, but when the Doctor learns that Zarodnix is a rich intergalactic businessman who lives on Karn, the pieces start to fall into place. Haspira believes the Doctor is...

The New Encyclopedia of Southern CultureThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

roundings as the much poorer black town of Eatonville. ... and Catherine Collins, Celebration U.S.A.: Living in Disney's Brave New Town (1999); Andrew Ross, ...

Author: Wanda Rushing

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807898307


Page: 288

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This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture offers a current and authoritative reference to urbanization in the American South from the eighteenth century to the twenty-first, surveying important southern cities individually and examining the various issues that shape patterns of urbanization from a broad regional perspective. Looking beyond the post-World War II era and the emergence of the Sunbelt economy to examine recent and contemporary developments, the 48 thematic essays consider the ongoing remarkable growth of southern urban centers, new immigration patterns (such as the influx of Latinos and the return-migration of many African Americans), booming regional entrepreneurial activities with global reach (such as the rise of the southern banking industry and companies such as CNN in Atlanta and FedEx in Memphis), and mounting challenges that result from these patterns (including population pressure and urban sprawl, aging and deteriorating infrastructure, gentrification, and state and local budget shortfalls). The 31 topical entries focus on individual cities and urban cultural elements, including Mardi Gras, Dollywood, and the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

What Americans Build and WhyWhat Americans Build and Why

The Nation: Disney's brave new town; Trouble at the happiest school on earth. TheNew York Times. ...

Author: Ann Sloan Devlin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521734356


Page: 301

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Examines five areas of Americans' built environment and looks at the relationships of size and scale to the way Americans live their lives.

Modern Methods of ValuationModern Methods of Valuation

He must conjure up a land of make believe, where there had not been, nor would be, a brave new town. The scheme can affect values in either a positive or a ...

Author: Eric Shapiro

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351382748


Page: 550

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The twelfth edition of this essential valuation textbook reflects the changes in the regulatory and statutory framework for property valuations that have occurred since 2013, as well as presenting the tried and tested principles and practices of real estate valuation. The twelfth edition is up to date as of June 2018 with the latest regulations, statutes and case law, including the RICS Valuation – Global Standards 2017. Its comprehensive coverage of the legal, economic and technical aspects of valuation make this book a core text for most university and college real estate programmes, and it provides students and practitioners with current and relevant guidance on the preparation of valuations for statutory purposes. Throughout the text, the author team of experienced valuers presents examples of the application of these principles to the everyday problems met in practice. This new edition continues to be of excellent value to both students and practitioners alike as it provides the reader with a clear understanding of the methods and techniques of valuation.

The Changing Place of Europe in Global Memory CulturesThe Changing Place of Europe in Global Memory Cultures

Disney's approach to town planning foreshadows some of New Urbanism's ... 53Douglas Frantz, Celebration, U.S.A.: Living in Disney's Brave New Town (New York ...

Author: Christina Kraenzle

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319391526


Page: 248

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This book investigates the transnational dimensions of European cultural memory and how it contributes to the construction of new non-, supra, and post-national, but also national, memory narratives. The volume considers how these narratives circulate not only within Europe, but also through global interactions with other locations. The Changing Place of Europe in Global Memory Cultures responds to recent academic calls to break with methodological nationalism in memory studies. Taking European memory as a case study, the book offers new empirical and theoretical insights into the transnational dimensions of cultural memory, without losing sight of the continued relevance of the nation. The articles critically examine the ways in which various individuals, organizations, institutions, and works of art are mobilizing future-oriented memories of Europe to construct new memory narratives. Taking into account the heterogeneity and transnational locations of commemorative groups, the multidirectionality of acts of remembrance, and a variety of commemorative media such as museums, film, photography, and literature, the volume not only investigates how memory discourses circulate within Europe, but also how they are being transferred, translated, or transformed through global interactions beyond the European continent.

A Social History of Milton KeynesA Social History of Milton Keynes

Gillilan , Lesley , ' Brave new town ' , Observer Magazine , 2 July 2000 . Glancey , Jonathan , ' It's got plenty of roads .

Author: Mark Clapson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0714655244


Page: 202

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Established in 1967, Milton Keynes is England's largest new city and one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the UK. It is also a suburban city, genuinely liked and appreciated by most of its citizens. For many reasons, however, Milton Keynes is misunderstood, and its valuable recent lessons are mostly ignored in current debates about national urban policy. This timely book therefore discusses the popular and intellectual prejudices that have distorted understandings of the new city. It focuses upon the original thinking that went into the planning of Milton Keynes, highlights the most notable features of its design and construction, and assesses the impact of new development upon the countryside and agriculture. A city is nothing without its people, of course, so Mark Clapson looks at who has moved to Milton Keynes, and discusses their experiences of settling in. He also confronts the common myth of the new city's soullessness with an account of community and association that emphasises the strength of social interaction there. This book provides a unique and informed account of the first decades of Milton Keynes, and emphasises its relevance to social and urban change in England since the 1960s. The book will be of interest to urban and social historians of contemporary Britain, to planning historians, urban geographers, town planners, sociologists, as well as to interested general readers - including the people of Milton Keynes.

Practicing UtopiaPracticing Utopia

An Intellectual History of the New Town Movement Rosemary Wakeman ... remembered a resident of the new town of Evry.15 It was a brave new world.

Author: Rosemary Wakeman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226346038


Page: 376

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The typical town springs up around a natural resource such as a river, an ocean, an exceptionally deep harbour or in proximity to a larger, already thriving town. Not so with 'new towns,' which are created by decree rather than out of necessity and are often intended to break from the tendencies of past development. New towns aren't a new thing but these utopian developments saw a resurgence in the 20th century. Rosemary Wakeman gives us a sweeping view of the new town movement as a global phenomenon, from Tapiola in Finland to Islamabad in Pakistan, Cergy-Pontoise in France to Irvine in California.

Back to the LandBack to the Land

Michael Byers, “Brave New Town: Revisiting Arthurdale, WV,” Preservation (Mar./Apr. 2006): 32–37. 64. Penix, Arthurdale, 123. 65.

Author: C. J Maloney

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118023579


Page: 320

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How New Deal economic policies played out in the small town of Arthurdale, West Virginia Today, the U.S. government is again moving to embrace New Deal-like economic policies. While much has been written about the New Deal from a macro perspective, little has been written about how New Deal programs played out on the ground. In Back to the Land, author CJ Maloney tells the true story of Arthurdale, West Virginia, a town created as a "pet project" of the Roosevelts. Designed to be (in the words of Eleanor Roosevelt) "a human experiment station", she was to create a "New American" citizen who would embrace a collectivist form of life. This book tells the story of what happened to the people resettled in Arthurdale and how the policies implemented there shaped America as we know it. Arthurdale was the foundation upon which modern America was built. Details economic history at the micro level, revealing the true effects of New Deal economic policies on everyday life Addresses the pros and cons of federal government economic policies Describes how good intentions and grand ideas can result in disastrous consequences, not only in purely materialistic terms but, most important, in respect for the rule of law Back to the Land is a valuable addition to economic and historical literature.

City on a HillCity on a Hill

Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins, Celebration, U.S.A.: Living in Disney's Brave New Town (New York: Henry Holt, 1999), 35. Andrew Ross, The Celebration ...

Author: Alex Krieger

Publisher: Belknap Press

ISBN: 9780674987999


Page: 416

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From the pilgrims to Las Vegas, hippie communes to the smart city, utopianism has shaped American landscapes. The Puritan small town was the New Jerusalem. Thomas Jefferson dreamed of rational farm grids. Reformers tackled slums through crusades of civic architecture. To understand American space, Alex Krieger looks to the drama of utopian ideals.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern CultureThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

R. Oldakowski, L. Molina, and B. Purdum ( ); Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins, Celebration U.S.A.: Living in Disney's Brave New Town ( ) ...

Author: Richard Pillsbury

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807877210


Page: 248

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The location of "the South" is hardly a settled or static geographic concept. Culturally speaking, are Florida and Arkansas really part of the same region? Is Texas considered part of the South or the West? This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture grapples with the contestable issue of where the cultural South is located, both on maps and in the minds of Americans. Richard Pillsbury's introductory essay explores the evolution of geographic patterns of life within the region--agricultural practices, urban patterns, residential buildings, religious preferences, foodways, and language. The entries that follow address general topics of cultural geographic interest, such as Appalachia, exiles and expatriates, Latino and Jewish populations, migration patterns, and the profound Disneyfication of central Florida. Entries with a more concentrated focus examine major cities, such as Atlanta, New Orleans, and Memphis; the influence of black and white southern migrants on northern cities; and individual subregions, such as the Piedmont, Piney Woods, Tidewater, and Delta. Putting together the disparate pieces that make up the place called "the South," this volume sets the scene for the discussions in all the other volumes of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture.

Movie Towns and Sitcom SuburbsMovie Towns and Sitcom Suburbs

1 and 2; Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins, Celebration, U.S.A.: Living in Disney's Brave New Town (New York: Henry Holt, 2000), chaps. 2 and 3.

Author: Stephen Rowley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137493286


Page: 272

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Media depictions of community are enormously influential on wider popular opinion about how people would like to live. In this study, Rowley examines depictions of ideal communities in Hollywood films and television and explores the implications of attempts to build real-world counterparts to such imagined places.