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La rappresentazione di una ideologia dell'improvement? Le mappe e il futuro delle fognature londinesi, 1848-51
Journal Title: STORIA URBANA  
Author/s: Paul Dobraszczyk 
Year:  2006 Issue: 112 Language: Italian 
Pages:  27 Pg. 113-139 FullText PDF:  3160 KB

This article will consider the relationship between two types of map, produced in London from 1848 to 1851, that were closely related to the future improvement of the city’s sanitary infrastructure: the first Ordinance Survey of London, which was requested by the Metropolitan Commission of Sewers (MCS) in 1848 and mapped London’s above-ground topography; and secondly, maps produced as a result of the MCS subterranean survey of existing sewers, begun during the preparation of the Ordinance Survey plans. This article will demonstrate that these two interrelated maps, far from demonstrating a coherent planner’s vision, instead highlight inconsistencies and contradictions within that vision.

Paul Dobraszczyk, in "STORIA URBANA " 112/2006, pp. 113-139, DOI:


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