1st Edition

The Art of Building a Garden City Designing New Communities for the 21st Century

By Kate Henderson, Katy Lock, Hugh Ellis Copyright 2017
    240 Pages
    by RIBA Publishing

    The Art of Building a Garden City is a well-researched guide to the history of the garden city movement and the delivery of a new generation of communities for the 21st Century. Bringing together key findings from the TCPA’s campaign work, and drawing on lessons from the first garden cities, the new towns programme and other large-scale developments, it identifies what steps need to be taken in order to deliver the highest standards of design and place making today.

    Part 1  1. Land and Freedom  2. The Garden Cities  3. New Town Utopia  4. From New Towns to Eco Towns  5. Today's Challenges  6. The Modern Politics of Garden Cities  Part 2  7. The Garden City Principles  8. Location and Consent  9. Finance and Delivery  10. Long Term Stewardship  11. Design and Placemaking  12. Climate and Energy  13. Homes for All  14. Art and Culture  


    The Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) is an independent charity campaigning for the reform of the UK planning system to make it more responsive to people’s needs and aspirations, and to promote sustainable development. The authors, Kate Henderson (Chief Executive), Katy Lock (Garden Cities and New Towns Advocate) and Hugh Ellis (Head of Policy), lead the TCPA’s campaign for a new generation of garden cities for the 21st Century.