Frank Mears
-a leading pioneer of planning in Scotland.
Frank Charles Mears (1880 - 1953) was Scotland's leading planning practitioner during the 1930s and '40s. Projects with which he was involved include:
The Survey of Edinburgh and the Cities Exhibition (1910)
Edinburgh Zoo (1913)
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1918 - 1928)
Reconstruction in Dublin (1924)
Preliminary Suggestions for Central Edinburgh (1931)
County Planning in East Lothian (1933 - 1950)
Renewal of Stirling's Old Town (1936 - 1953)
Greenock - Portal of the Clyde (1947)
Central and South East Scotland Plan (1949)
The Planning and Development of Sutherland (1952)
Further Reading
Purves, G. (1988) The Life and Work of Sir Frank Mears, Ph.D. Thesis, Heriot-Watt University.
Purves, G. (1983) An Introduction to the Work of Sir Frank Mears, Research Paper No. 4, Department of Town and Country Planning, Edinburgh College of Art.
Purves, G. (1996) Mears: Planning in its Place, Reforesting Scotland 14, Spring 1996.
Fenton, C. (1998) Frank Mears and the Collegiate Mile, Edinburgh Architecture Research.
Tindall, F. (1998) Memoirs & Confessions of a County Planning Officer, The Pantile Press, Ford, Midlothian.
Purves, G. (1999) Frank Mears - a Pioneer of Scottish Planning, The Saltire Society Newsletter, Autumn 1999.
Purves, G. (2000) A Vision of Zion, The planning of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Scottish Review No 21, Spring 2000.
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