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Planning Collection

"Planning: Mapping the Path to Progress" In a world filled with possibilities, planning becomes the compass that guides us towards our goals

Background imagePlanning Collection: Letchworth Brochure

Letchworth Brochure
WHERE SHALL I LIVE ? In Letchworth, of course ! will be your answer when you have visited this exhibition (from 1907) promoting the joys of living in Letchworth Garden City

Background imagePlanning Collection: Welwyn Garden City, an example of town planning

Welwyn Garden City, an example of town planning
An advertisement for new houses and industrial sites at the new town of Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, an example of town planning, designed to take people away from polluted cities

Background imagePlanning Collection: METROLAND MAP

METROLAND MAP
A map of Metro-Land, the residential area in Londons northwest hinterland, served by Londons Underground though in these parts most of it runs over ground. Date: 1926

Background imagePlanning Collection: Ebenezer Howard - Three Magnets diagram

Ebenezer Howard - Three Magnets diagram
The Three Magnets - Ebenezer Howards diagram illustrating the advantages of the garden city. Diagram from Ebenezer Howards To-morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform (1898)

Background imagePlanning Collection: Roman Empire (4th c. AD). Scale model of the

Roman Empire (4th c. AD). Scale model of the city of Rome

Background imagePlanning Collection: Cumbernauld New Town, Scotland - Carbrain

Cumbernauld New Town, Scotland - Carbrain
Cumbernauld New Town, North Lanarkshire, Scotland - Carbrain. Cumbernauld is the clearest example of a modernist new town vision in the UK. Date: circa 1969

Background imagePlanning Collection: Corbetts Vision

Corbetts Vision
In American planner Harvey Corbetts vision of a future city, fast traffic will be segregated from slow, and people from both Date: 1925

Background imagePlanning Collection: London going out of town -- the expansion of London

London going out of town -- the expansion of London
London going out of town, or, The March of Bricks & Mortar -- Cruikshanks cartoon comment on the expansion of London

Background imagePlanning Collection: CERDA, Ildefonso (1816-1876). Spanish engineer

CERDA, Ildefonso (1816-1876). Spanish engineer
" CERDA, Ildefonso (1816-1876). Spanish engineer and town planner. " Plan de Reforma Interior y Ensanche de la ciudad de Barcelona", urban planning of the city of Barcelona (1859)

Background imagePlanning Collection: View of the city de Damascus, Syrian anonymous

View of the city de Damascus, Syrian anonymous. Oil on canvas. SYRIA. Damascus. National Museum

Background imagePlanning Collection: World War Two recruitment poster

World War Two recruitment poster
Poster from the Second World War encouraging women to join the Royal Observer Corps

Background imagePlanning Collection: Future New York

Future New York will be pre- eminently the city of skyscrapers - and of noise, what with the elevated railway passing your window and the aircraft flying low overhead

Background imagePlanning Collection: LUDDITES

LUDDITES
THE LUDDITES Jeremiah Brandreth, known as the Nottingham Captain, planning a rebellion, meets followers at the White Horse Inn, Pentrich, Derbyshire

Background imagePlanning Collection: Panama Canal Project, lithograph, published in 1880

Panama Canal Project, lithograph, published in 1880
Ancient map of the Panama Canal Project. Lithograph, published in 1880

Background imagePlanning Collection: Brazil - Sao Paulo - panoramic view over the city

Brazil - Sao Paulo - panoramic view over the city, showing old and new buildings Date: circa late 1950s

Background imagePlanning Collection: The Post Office and Library, Greendale Road, Port Sunlight

The Post Office and Library, Greendale Road, Port Sunlight. Date: circa 1910

Background imagePlanning Collection: Bedford Park / Bath Rd 4 / 9

Bedford Park / Bath Rd 4 / 9
Bedford Park, Chiswick, London, considered the prototype of later garden cities and suburbs: Bath Road, looking east (4 of 9)

Background imagePlanning Collection: Solar eclipse August 21 Wisconsin

Solar eclipse August 21 Wisconsin
Solar eclipse August 21, 2017 at 1:15pm from Wisconsin, USA 85% Coverage

Background imagePlanning Collection: Ebenezer Howard - plan of garden city

Ebenezer Howard - plan of garden city
Ebenezer Howards plan of a garden city. Date: 1898

Background imagePlanning Collection: Cluj Napoca, romania map

Cluj Napoca, romania map
Illustration of a Cluj Napoca, romania map

Background imagePlanning Collection: Hilltown, Dundee, 1969

Hilltown, Dundee, 1969
Hilltown, Dundee, ANGUS, SCOTLAND facing North. NCAP: Aerofilms Archive. - 25/06/1969

Background imagePlanning Collection: Ornamental fountain Parc de la Ciutadella, Barcelona, Spain

Ornamental fountain Parc de la Ciutadella, Barcelona, Spain
Ornamental fountain and falls in the Parc de la Ciutadella Barcelona, Spain Date: circa 1930s

Background imagePlanning Collection: Seaman looking at sea map and holding pair of compasses

Seaman looking at sea map and holding pair of compasses

Background imagePlanning Collection: Illustration of two engineers looking at blueprint for bridge that is under construction in

Illustration of two engineers looking at blueprint for bridge that is under construction in the background

Background imagePlanning Collection: Mao Tse - Tung (Mao Zedong), Chinese propaganda poster

Mao Tse - Tung (Mao Zedong), Chinese propaganda poster
Chinese propaganda poster showing Mao Tse - Tung (Mao Zedong), Chinese Communist leader, with peasants during the Cultural Revolution of 1966

Background imagePlanning Collection: Guessens Court, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

Guessens Court, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. Date: circa 1920

Background imagePlanning Collection: Digital illustration of wooden pegs gauging depth for patio in excavated soil

Digital illustration of wooden pegs gauging depth for patio in excavated soil

Background imagePlanning Collection: Barcelona (19th c. ). Geometrical map, by Jos項

Barcelona (19th c. ). Geometrical map, by Jos項
Barcelona (19th c.). Geometrical map, by Jos頍 as y Vila. SPAIN. Barcelona. Historical Archive of Barcelona

Background imagePlanning Collection: LCC-LFB Interior of Brigade Control Unit

LCC-LFB Interior of Brigade Control Unit
The inside of the control unit and the preparation of the fire ground map, showing the layout of the affected building. It is used for planning the disposition of crews and lines of attack on the fire

Background imagePlanning Collection: Royal Vauxhall pre-flight consultation

Royal Vauxhall pre-flight consultation. Historical artwork depicting a meeting held prior to the flight of the Royal Vauxhall in 1836

Background imagePlanning Collection: Town Planning / Jena

Town Planning / Jena
A 17th century town - Jena, Germany - still defended by its ramparts but spilling out beyond them into the surrounding countryside

Background imagePlanning Collection: Cedars Estate Rickmanswh

Cedars Estate Rickmanswh
Aerial view of Cedars Estate, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, England - showing homes tastefully laid out with large gardens

Background imagePlanning Collection: Future City Satire

Future City Satire
A satirical view of the city of the future

Background imagePlanning Collection: The Society of United Irishmen take the oath against English rule (engraving)

The Society of United Irishmen take the oath against English rule (engraving)
PNP286299 The Society of United Irishmen take the oath against English rule (engraving) by English School, (18th century); Private Collection; Peter Newark Historical Pictures; English

Background imagePlanning Collection: Abraham purchasing cave for a burial place

Abraham purchasing cave for a burial place
Abraham purchasing the Cave of Machpelah for a burial place - Thomas Bankes Bible, Genesis 23.16. 1787

Background imagePlanning Collection: Digital illustration showing different areas of wooden floor, and insets of sander and attachment

Digital illustration showing different areas of wooden floor, and insets of sander and attachment

Background imagePlanning Collection: Home Upholstery

Home Upholstery
Photograph of a woman planning to reupholster an armchair by first using paper to take an accurate model of the chairs dimensions

Background imagePlanning Collection: Patrick Geddes / Photo

Patrick Geddes / Photo
Sir PATRICK GEDDES Scottish biologist and sociologist; active in city planning

Background imagePlanning Collection: Moscow. Tsars Palace in the Kremlin, 1805. Engraving

Moscow. Tsars Palace in the Kremlin, 1805. Engraving

Background imagePlanning Collection: Navigation

Navigation. Dividers and compass sitting on a map

Background imagePlanning Collection: Rue Miromesnil and Rue Treihard, Paris, France

Rue Miromesnil and Rue Treihard, Paris, France

Background imagePlanning Collection: Port Sunlight Postcard

Port Sunlight Postcard
PORT SUNLIGHT Cottage Homes in Park Road

Background imagePlanning Collection: Shanghai Urban Planning and Expo 2010 Exhibition Hall, Shanghai, China, Asia

Shanghai Urban Planning and Expo 2010 Exhibition Hall, Shanghai, China, Asia

Background imagePlanning Collection: Colombia Market, Bethnal-Green, 1865. Creator: Unknown

Colombia Market, Bethnal-Green, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Colombia Market, Bethnal-Green, [London], 1865. 'The new market [financed by Angela Burdett-Coutts]...will be quadrangular...The west side is nearly completed

Background imagePlanning Collection: Gordon Highlander officers mess, illustration from The Western Front, pub

Gordon Highlander officers mess, illustration from The Western Front, pub. by Country Life Ltd, 1917 (litho)
STC404034 Gordon Highlander officers mess, illustration from The Western Front, pub. by Country Life Ltd, 1917 (litho) by Bone, David Muirhead (1876-1953); Private Collection; The Stapleton Collection

Background imagePlanning Collection: The English traveller, in the shape of John Bull, looking on in horror at what the railway

The English traveller, in the shape of John Bull, looking on in horror at what the railway companies were planning for
527866 The English traveller, in the shape of John Bull, looking on in horror at what the railway companies were planning for him



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"Planning: Mapping the Path to Progress" In a world filled with possibilities, planning becomes the compass that guides us towards our goals. Just like a Metroland map or a Letchworth brochure, it lays out the blueprint for success. Take Welwyn Garden City as an example of town planning done right. Its harmonious design and thoughtful layout showcase how urban spaces can enhance quality of life. Ebenezer Howard's Three Magnets diagram further illustrates his vision for creating sustainable communities. Looking back in time, even the mighty Roman Empire understood the importance of planning. Their scale model cities from the 4th century AD demonstrate their meticulous attention to detail and organization. From Corbetts Vision to the Panama Canal Project lithograph published in 1880, we witness grand visions turned into reality through careful planning and execution. London's expansion is another testament to how strategic thinking can shape thriving metropolises. Ildefonso Cerda, a Spanish engineer, left an indelible mark on urban development with his innovative ideas. His forward-thinking approach paved the way for modern city planning practices still used today. Across continents, from Damascus to New York City, planners have played pivotal roles in shaping our world. Whether it was rebuilding after World War Two or envisioning future landscapes depicted in recruitment posters or futuristic renderings of New York City - they all share one common thread: foresight and meticulous preparation. So let us celebrate "planning" as more than just a word but as an art form that shapes our surroundings and paves the way for progress, and is through this deliberate process that we create vibrant communities where people thrive and dreams become realities.