“…It is deeply to be deplored that the people should continue to stream into the already over-crowded cities, and should thus further deplete the country districts…” Ebenezer Howard, ‘Garden Cities of Tomorrow’, 1902

What is a Garden City?

A Garden City is a town designed for industry and healthy living; of a size that makes possible a full measure of social life, but not larger; surrounded by a permanent belt of rural land; the whole of the land being in public ownership or held in trust for the community. C.B. Purdom, 1919

In this video clip, John Lewis, Chief Executive of Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation, outlines briefly what a Garden City is today:

What is a Garden City?

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