Garden Cities of To-Morrow


Author: Ebenezer Howard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135678073

Category: Science

Page: 176

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Originally published in 1898 as To-Morrow: A peaceful path to reform, "the book", writes F.J. Osborn "holds a unique place in town planning literature, is cited in all planning bibliographies, stands on the shelves of the more important libraries, and is alluded to in most books on planning; yet most of the popular writers on planning do not seem to have read it - or if they have read it, to remember what it says." The book led directly to two experiments in town-founding that by imitation, and imitation of imitation, have had a profound influence on practical urban development throughout the world. The book was responsible for the introduction of the term Garden City in numbers of languages - Cite-Jardin, Gartenstadt, Ciudad-jardin, Tuinstad - and set into motion ideas that have helped transform the scientific and political outlook on town structure and town growth. With urban renewal and the development of suburban communities as features of the contemoprary American scene, Garden cities of To-Morrow becomes "must" reading. In the words of Lewis Mumford: "This is not merely a book for Technicians: above all it is a book for citizens, for the people whose actively expressed needs, desires and interests should guide the planner and administrator at every turn." This book was first published in it's current form in 1965.

The Garden City

Past, present and future


Author: Stephen Ward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135828954

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

View: 5834

This examination of a phenomenon of 19th century planning traces the origins, implementation, international transference and adoption of the Garden City idea. It also considers its continuing relevance in the late 20th century and into the 21st century.

Garden City Movement

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Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Agriculture and Forestry Committee

Publisher: N.A



Page: 53

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Garden City, Long Island, in Early Photographs, 1869-1919


Author: Mildred H. Smith

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486406695

Category: Photography

Page: 96

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Handsome treasury of 118 vintage pictures, accompanied by captions, document the Garden City Hotel fire (1899), the Vanderbilt Cup Race (1908), the first airmail flight departing from the Nassau Boulevard Aerodrome (1911), more.

The Garden City Movement Up-To-Date


Author: Ewart Gladstone Culpin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317505905

Category: Architecture

Page: 134

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This work was written and compiled by the then Secretary of the Garden Cities and Town Planning Association in 1913. It shows just how much the conception of the garden city had been broadened from Howard’s original texts. Indeed the Association’s own name had been broadened to add the newly emergent practice and theory of town planning to the original focus. Alongside the garden city, recognition is now given to the burgeoning numbers of garden suburbs and garden villages. Many examples of these are identified and briefly described, including many which are small and now little known, greatly adding to the interest of the publication. Even the underlying arguments for such developments differ. Alongside the more altruistic arguments in favour of reform, there are now those which explicitly emphasise the need to ensure a healthy race to maintain the Empire.

The View from Garden City

A Novel


Author: Carolyn Baugh

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1429984198

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Author Carolyn Baugh tells the moving story of a young American student living in the Garden City district of Cairo. Having come to study Arabic, she learns far more from the Egyptian women, young and old, she meets within the swirl and tumult of Garden City. Living, loving, and flourishing amid the fierce inflexibility of tradition, these women reveal a fascinating world of arranged marriages, secret romances, and the often turbulent bonds between four generations of Arab mothers and daughters. Meet the women of Garden City: Huda, who waited desperately for the man she loved until she could wait no longer Karima, who found her husband in a collapsing post-war world Afkar, who paid a dreadful price for her freedom Selwa, who suffered through the deaths of her children Yusriyya, who left her native village for a new life in the city Samira, who loved a man who was not hers Rich with the sights and sounds of modern Egypt, The View from Garden City lifts the veil of privacy to explore the stunning inner strength of women torn between their dreams for the future and the sacrifices women must make in a world of harsh realities. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Early days in Garden City


Author: Garden City Historical Commission (Mich.).

Publisher: N.A


Category: Garden City (Mich.)

Page: 80

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Civitas by Design

Building Better Communities, from the Garden City to the New Urbanism


Author: Howard Gillette, Jr.

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812205286

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 5796

Since the end of the nineteenth century, city planners have aspired not only to improve the physical living conditions of urban residents but also to strengthen civic ties through better design of built environments. From Ebenezer Howard and his vision for garden cities to today's New Urbanists, these visionaries have sought to deepen civitas, or the shared community of citizens. In Civitas by Design, historian Howard Gillette, Jr., takes a critical look at this planning tradition, examining a wide range of environmental interventions and their consequences over the course of the twentieth century. As American reform efforts moved from progressive idealism through the era of government urban renewal programs to the rise of faith in markets, planners attempted to cultivate community in places such as Forest Hills Gardens in Queens, New York; Celebration, Florida; and the post-Katrina Gulf Coast. Key figures—including critics Lewis Mumford and Oscar Newman, entrepreneur James Rouse, and housing reformer Catherine Bauer—introduced concepts such as neighborhood units, pedestrian shopping malls, and planned communities that were implemented on a national scale. Many of the buildings, landscapes, and infrastructures that planners envisioned still remain, but frequently these physical designs have proven insufficient to sustain the ideals they represented. Will contemporary urbanists' efforts to join social justice with environmentalism generate better results? Gillette places the work of reformers and designers in the context of their times, providing a careful analysis of the major ideas and trends in urban planning for current and future policy makers.