Sylvia Grace Borda

 

Contemporary European Photography

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My project addresses how new towns like East Kilbride in Scotland were conceived as a one-stop solution for urban rejuvenation in the early 1950s. These centers were driven by modernist concepts in urban development and social planning. Unlike older urban developments, new towns offered defined social spaces where neighbourhoods were gridded to accommodate schools and shopping centres; where industries were clustered on the town’ edge estates; and where local road transportation systems were developed strategically around neighbourhoods to enable safer commuter transit.” - Sylvia Grace Borda. Also see the East Kilbride website.