one of my hook new town flickr images is featured in this article on the guardian cities website about unbuilt london schemes. really it's pushing it to call hook a 'london' scheme - even though it was produced by london county council.
who owns the copyright for 'the planning of a new town' now is not clear to me. the original copyright was wholly owned by the LCC and then the GLC, which published it itself with no other involvement eg from HMSO or government agencies. the GLC was famously abolished in 1986 with no direct successor, and its assets were parcelled out to various bodies and the remains sold off by the london residuary body which was itself wound up in 1996. so where did the ownership of a then 21-years-out-of-print urban study go? it's now 50 years since 'the planning of a new town' was published. is it in the public realm now? did it fall into the public realm in 1986? where did the ownership of other GLC architects department stuff like the standard house plans go? who, before the internet, cared?