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Birmingham Big City, City Centre Masterplan.

#1 by phil ( deleted ) , Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:48 pm

Launched today,

http://bigcityplan.birmingham.gov.uk/

It's only just over 50 years since Birmingham launched a similar masterplan. We didn't have the technology for such a presentation then. So they managed with models and artists impressions.

It just begs the question. How much of it is left now?

Phil


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RE: Birmingham Big City, City Centre Masterplan.

#2 by Deleted User , Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:39 pm

I like the idea of having squares to sit in .........

As for the rest well where is the money coming from.??


RE: Birmingham Big City, City Centre Masterplan.

#3 by phil ( deleted ) , Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:07 pm

Denise

France, Germany, and any other country you might care to mention they own most of England now anyway. I see Birmingham council is backtracking on the suggestion that they might have to sell off assets like the NIA, NIC, NEC and other such items to pay for the cuts expected from the ConDem Alliance.

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RE: Birmingham Big City, City Centre Masterplan.

#4 by Sheldonboy , Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:24 am

Had the book of this Masterplan, last year, it takes some reading.


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RE: Birmingham Big City, City Centre Masterplan.

#5 by phil ( deleted ) , Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:01 am

SB

Is that the one you can download on line?

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RE: Birmingham Big City, City Centre Masterplan.

#6 by mikejee , Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:53 am

Phil
Knowing what you think of the glories of Manzoni Gardens, you might be interested in the idea that someone had once of making them an centre of the arty community.
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RE: Birmingham Big City, City Centre Masterplan.

#7 by phil ( deleted ) , Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:52 pm

Mike,

The best laid plans of mice & men, and so much talk just leads to so much hot air. Just look at Broad St now. Get past the NIA and what do you have. Just a clutch of binge drinking bars and lap dancing clubs. It could have been so much different.

Mike you have read more or less the same books and articles that I have concerning Birmingham. We know that reality never happens as it is planned. The finished clearance areas and Bull Ring never ended up as Manzoni wanted in the 60's. Much the same as the early 1900 revamp of Birmingham never ended up as Chamberlain envisaged.

Why because developers had to be included in the plans and developers are not interested in idealism only in making money.

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