chapter  9
Exhibiting Planning in Wartime Britain
ByPeter J. Larkham
Pages 18

This chapter discusses two exhibitions from the hundred or so known from this period selected to represent respectively high-prole capital city and regional city events but drawing in particular on the rare survival of original material. The rst is the 1943 exhibition of the proposals of the Royal Institute of British Architects’ London Regional Reconstruction Committee (LRRC) at the National Gallery, using photographs of many of the original display boards; the second is the 1940 exhibition ‘Coventry of Tomorrow’, using evidence of its reception through comments in the surviving visitors’ book. The survival of these primary resources allows a richer discussion of exhibitions as means of communicating planning ideas and ideals at this important time for British planning, and their reception by the general public.