About this blog

This blog was created primarily to support a one-day  symposium of talks on post-war urban transformations in Manchester. The symposium took place on the 8th May 2013 and was a successful event.

The aim of the symposium was to narrate the changing social and physical development of the city during three crucial decades from 1945. The presentations considered events, such as ‘smokeless zones’, the building of the first computer, and large scale built projects of the era, including Mancunian Way and the University expansion, in relation to civic plans, infrastructural initiatives, local and national government policies, technological innovation and the wider fiscal climate.

You can read about the presentations and the speakers in posts below. We have provided access to the speaker’s slides where possible.


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