Housing Minister Grant Shapps has revived interest in Garden Cities as a model for new development in the twenty firstcentury;
The new National Planning Policy Framework states that Larger scale development can sometimes be best the best option for the supply of new homes: "including new settlements or extensions to existing villages and towns that follow the principles of Garden Cities." (Paragraph 52)
But how well does the Garden Cityconcept fare in the modern era?
Kate Henderson, TCPA - reflecting on the TCPA's latest workon projecting Garden Cities into the twenty-first century.
Dr Patrick Clarke, URS- on his latest essay "Everything to Be Gained!" reflecting on the Unwin paper - Nothing Gained by Overcrowding and in the light of his past work which includes Better Places to Live by Design: A Companion Guide to PPG3
Tricia Craggs - formerly Head of Estates at Letchworth Garden City, covering a range of issues including the practical operation and governance of the garden city.
N.B. The Letchworth Garden City Walking Tour scheduled for Saturday 26 May 2012 has, regrettably, been postponed. Please keep an eye on the UDG website and newsletter for details of the revised date for this tour.