Running time: 26 minutes
The late Walter Bor, born in Czechoslovakia, lived in the UK from 1939. He studied architecture at Prague University and at Cambridge, and then town planning at London University, qualifying in 1947. He worked as a city planner for the London County Council from 1947 - 1962, then as Liverpool City Planning Officer from 1962 - 1966; after which he was in private practice as Partner in Llewelyn Davies Weeks Bor until 1976, and thereafter as Senior Consultant to Llewelyn Davies Weeks and Llewelyn Davies Planning.
In 1963 he was President of the Royal Town Planning Institute and in 1975 he received the award of Commander of the British Empire. He lectured and taught at London University, Princeton and Nice, and was the author of many articles on urban planning and city development, as well as of the much-translated book "The Making Of Cities" (1970).
Projects with which he was associated during the 1970s and 1980s included Milton Keynes new town, two new cities in Venezuela, the development plan for Bogota, and the Nicosia master plan; then he became adviser to the Shenzhen Urban Planning Commission in the People's Republic of China.
It is this last project which he discusses here.
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