Of Planting and Planning: The making of British colonial by Robert Home

By Robert Home

‘At the centre of the world-economy, one continuously unearths an outstanding kingdom, robust, competitive and privileged, dynamic, at the same time feared and admired.’ - Fernand Braudel, Civilization and Capitalism, 15th–18th Centuries

This, without doubt, is an apt description of the British Empire at its zenith.

Of Planting and Planning explores how Britain used the formation of cities and towns as an software of colonial growth and regulate through the Empire. starting with the seventeenth-century plantation of Ulster and finishing with decolonization after the second one global battle, Robert domestic finds how the British Empire gave upward push to the various largest towns on this planet and the way colonial coverage and making plans had a profound effect at the shape and functioning of these cities.

This moment variation keeps the thematic, chronological and interdisciplinary process of the 1st, each one bankruptcy settling on a key component to colonial city making plans. New fabric and illustrations were extra, incorporating the author's extra study because the first variation. most significantly, Of Planting and making plans is still the single publication to hide the complete sweep of British colonial urbanism.

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He was later acting governor and a member of the assembly, and died in Philadelphia. See DAmB. For Philadelphia see also Roach (1968) and Soderlund (1983). 13. For Azilia see Montgomery (1717) and Williams (1974). Robert Montgomery (1680–1731) was the 11th Baronet of Skelmorlie (DNB). 14. For Georgia see Weir (1983), pp. 111–112 and 208–209. Robert Johnson (c. 1676–1735) was the first governor of royal Carolina from 1731 until his death in Charles Town in 1735. He was known as ‘good governor Robert Johnson’ (DAmB, DNB).

13: …elsewhere the evolution of a highway system was largely fortuitous. Paths appeared from house to house as they were needed, and an occasional road pushed to a nearby settlement. The first paths tended naturally to follow the configuration of the terrain with little thought of symmetry; ease of travel was the prime consideration. Of planting and planning 24 Some of these planning approaches were at the time relatively new to Britain. The use of squares and the baroque style of street planning, for instance, derived from continental Europe.

He entered the Madras Army as a cadet in 1806, and retired as a Lieutenant on 27 May 1821. He disappears from the list of Madras Presidency pensioners in 1857. As well as The Friend of Australia, he wrote a book on town improvement in Britain (Maslen, 1843). 27. For the Radicals see Hyde (1947) and Roebuck (1835). John Arthur Roebuck (1801–79) was a Utilitarian disciple of Jeremy Bentham. See his entry in Baylen and Grossman (1979 and 1984), and DNB. 28. The Torrens system was established by the South Australian Real Property Act of 1858, which created a public register where indefeasible title could be recorded.

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