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Why Garden Cities Should Stay in the 20th Century

Why Garden Cities Should Stay in the 20th Century
Why Garden Cities Should Stay in the 20th Century, Town square in Letchworth Garden City, one of the UK's first. Via Flickr CC user. Used under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>Creative Commons</a>
Town square in Letchworth Garden City, one of the UK's first. Via Flickr CC user. Used under Creative Commons

After the Wolfson Economics Prize announced a challenge to deliver new garden cities in the UK for the 21st Century, Feargus O'Sullivan of Atlantic Cities responds, calling the attempt to bring back garden cities "misguided". His article gives a comprehensive rundown of why garden cities were popular during the 20th century, why they are becoming popular again and, ultimately, why they are a bad idea that will not succeed this time around - finishing with some ideas from The Netherlands and Sweden that would be much more appropriate. You can read the full article here.

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Cite: Rory Stott. "Why Garden Cities Should Stay in the 20th Century" 01 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/453139/why-garden-cities-should-stay-in-the-20th-century/> ISSN 0719-8884