The Bartlett Development Planning Unit


Sixty Years of Urban Development: A Short History of the DPU

Sixty years

14 July 2015

Building on the booklet produced by Emeritus Professor Patrick Wakely for DPU’s 50th Anniversary, this document has been updated and extended to celebrate our 60th year. The booklet reports on the chronological progress of the DPU from 1954 to 2014, the principle intellectual and conceptual ideas that have influenced the DPU’s activities in the field of urban development, and the major international events and declarations which DPU has been a part of and to which it has responded. The booklet was first made available in print during the DPU's Anniversary Conference - Thinking Across Boundaries: Re-Imagining Planning in the Urban Global South - in July 2014. 

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