Bor's mug reminds us of his legacy to planning

The provenance of Walter Bor's coffee mug - as featured on Graeme Bell's Christmas list of planners (Planning, 16 December 2011, p16) - goes back way before the rings left on the draft plan for Milton Keynes, through Liverpool, through action area planning to his London County Council days and forward through to a raft of new town plans across the world.

Bor may have been reproached for his origins and disdain for establishment but was greatly admired for his forthrightness, enthusiasm and encouragement to young planners. His mug must not go cheap!

Peter Hadfield, associate director, Ecology Solutions

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