La dimensión arquitectónica en el origen del planning británico

  1. Aseguinolaza Braga, Izaskun
Supervised by:
  1. José Luque Valdivia Director

Defence university: Universidad de Navarra

Fecha de defensa: 17 January 2007

  1. José María Ordeig Corsini Chair
  2. María Antonia Frías Sagardoy Secretary
  3. Francisco Javier Monclús Fraga Committee member
  4. Fernando de Terán Troyano Committee member
  5. Michael Hebbert Committee member

Type: Thesis

Teseo: 299478 DIALNET lock_openDadun editor


From its beginnings, in the early 20th century, British Town Planning has confronted both social and formal aspects as one, and thus has proposed a close relationship between architecture and Town Planning. This unity between architecture and urbanism is found especially in the origin of planning, and furthermore has been compatible with the general conviction that planning and architecture were different disciplines. In this sense, the investigation analyses the programmatic and methodological formulations of main British authors from the beginnings of the campaign for the institutionalization of Town Planning to the promulgation in 1932 of the Town and Country Planning Act. An exam considering the process of evolution of planning in relation to architecture, makes possible the identification of what kind of connections can be found between these two disciplines. This way we can check first how, in planning (in Town Planning as much as in Country Planning), there is an architectural dimension that informs all the discipline and second how this dimension can be found in any scale with different but specific contents. This analysis will be useful for the reflection of current urban and regional British planning; so that present urban practice that guides the building of the cities can incorporate again to urban planning the consideration of formal aspects to which it gave up with the Town and Country Planning Act of 1968.