This week sees the start of a month-long Reviews special on the theme of Cities and Urban History, to coincide with the Anglo-American Conference at the IHR ( or for twitter updates see which concludes today.

This week we feature a review by Federico Caprotti (no. 765, see here for response) of Robert H. Kargon and Arthur P. Molella’s Invented Edens: Techno-cities of the Twentieth Century, which tackles the emergence in various guises of the planned city, as well as an assessment by Justin Colson (no. 766, again with response) of an attempt to bring together archaeological, documentary and architectural evidence relating to the London Guildhall, namely The London Guildhall: an Archaeological History of a Neighbourhood from Early Medieval to Modern Times by David Bowsher et al.

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