Geography & Environmental Sciences
Cambridge University Press
Published: Oct 28, 2010
Sir Ebenezer Howard (1850-1928) travelled to the USA and was inspired by the rebuilding of Chicago, as well as his interest in social welfare, to found the Garden City Association in 1899. Howard believed that the solution to overcrowding and poor conditions in modern industrial towns was to produce new planned communities which created a 'joyous union' of town and country. The goal of the garden city was to combine the attractions of town life with access to nature and a healthier lifestyle. The first of these communities, Letchworth Garden City, was established in the early 1900s, followed by Welwyn Garden City in the 1920s. This volume, first published in 1898, sets out Howard's utopian vision in full; explaining how a garden city would be financed, planned and administered. Energetic and conversational in style, this book is a charming introduction to Howard's ground-breaking and influential ideas.
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Sir Ebenezer Howard (1850-1928) was the founder of the Garden City Association and believed that new towns incorporating the benefits of country living were the solution to overcrowding and poor conditions in modern industrial towns. This volume, first published in 1898, introduces his utopian vision of the Garden City.