Town planning: the master plan

Canada, 1958

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A graphic illustration of how the science of town planning can be directed towards the re-planning of a city so that the mistakes of the past may be corrected and a result achieved in which business, residential and industrial areas are properly zoned. The film contrasts random growth with systematic direction that can produce a beautiful, efficient and comfortable city.



Louis Portugais

production company

National Film Board of Canada






Black and White

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Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Urban beautification

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Urbanization

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Urbanization

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → City planning

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Urban beautification

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Urban renewal


Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → City planning - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Sociology, Urban

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Urban beautification

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Urban renewal

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Urbanization

History → Urbanization

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada




16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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