Recent research and conference papers on new towns and garden cities include the following:
New Town Heritage – Exploring the boundaries
With history colleague Dr Christine Garwood, the Centre's Dr Susan Parham worked on a New Towns research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council through its 'Connected Communities' funding stream.
The research was focused on tracing the growth and development of New Towns' arts and cultural heritage from antecedents in the Garden City movement to the 'model' new town of Milton Keynes. This was undertaken through a programme of research activities and events co-designed with partners and involving a wider set of participants.
The main objective of the research project was to bring together community researchers and academics to develop and share their research on New Town heritage. As part of the research project, Dr Parham ran a 'mini charrette' style engagement workshop in Milton Keynes and the report of the workshop is available to view or download.