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Title: The expansion of the University of Edinburgh in the post-War era : the development of the central area
Author: Hu, Lin
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 2007
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The post-war period is regarded by many as a time of excitement in British university education. As part of the national trend, the University of Edinburgh strove to expand in the heart of the City by proposing a number of schemes for redevelopment. These were visionary but also led to considerable controversy. The aims of this thesis are to unfold the complexities of this, at times, controversial project. The thesis explores the post-war expansion of the University with regard to four aspects: (1) the influence of the national ethos for university reform; (2) the protracted planning debates relating to the University’s redevelopment of its central area – George Square; (3) the process of fulfilling the ambitions of the University and its architects with reference to the construction of buildings in this central area; and (4) connections of the university planning, in Edinburgh, with other selected contemporary universities both in Britain and in other countries (in the post-war era). Based on the architectural evidence and historical records, the thesis examines the achievements of the university expansion in Edinburgh, and, equally important, its problems in terms of the relationship between the university and the city bearing upon the physical planning of the university.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.652666  DOI: Not available
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