Brutalism, Masterplans and Swinging London: Piccadilly Circus Re-imagined 1957–1973
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David Gilbert is Professor of Urban and Historical geography in the Department of Geography at Royal Holloway College, University of London, a member of the department’s Social and Cultural Geography Group and Director of the MA in Cultural Geography (Research). His research interest is in the geography and history of Twentieth-century London, and on British modernity more generally. He is currently Director of a major research project exploring relationships between fashion and urban change in post-war London. Other work on London has focused on the influence of imperialism on London’s physical, social and cultural landscapes. This work on Imperial Cities was sponsored by Leverhulme Trust. Dr. Gilbert has also written on urban tourism, and on suburban culture and identity. Earlier work concerned the historical geographies of protest, community and collective identity, and was particularly concerned with strikes and the British coal industry.