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The Garden City

Past, present and future, 1st Edition

Edited by Stephen Ward


232 pages

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** Please note, the HB was published in 1992. The PB version, an exact reprint of the HB, was released in 2011**

This examination of a phenomenon of nineteenth century planning traces the origins, implementation, international transference and adoption of the Garden City idea. It also considers its continuing relevance in the late twentietth century and into the tewnty-first century.


'Stephen Ward is to be congratulated in assembling an intellectually challenging series of contributions…essential reading for all who care about the challenge of quality in community planning.' - The Architectural Review

Table of Contents

The garden city introduced - Stephen V Ward. English origins - Frederick H A Aalen. The French garden city - Jean Pierre Gaudin. The Japanese garden city - Shun-ichi Watanabe. The Nazi garden city - Gerhard Fehl. The Australian garden city - Robert Freestone. The American garden city: lost ideals - Daniel Schaffer. The American garden city: still relevant? - Robert Fishman. The British garden city: metamorphosis - Michael Hebbert. The garden city campaign: an overview - Dennis Hardy. Index.

About the Series

Planning, History and Environment Series

This series offers a unique window on the creation of the modern environment. Designed for an international readership, the emphasis is on:

  • urban and regional planning
  • recent as well as longer-term history
  • what the past can tell us about the present
  • local as well as global and comparative topics

Within this framework the books address three themes:

  • regional, continental and comparative studies
  • planning histories of key cities
  • changing planning ideologies and policies


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning