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Fresh Bid To Save Robin Hood Gardens From Demolition

04:00 - 18 March, 2015
Fresh Bid To Save Robin Hood Gardens From Demolition, © Steve Cadman
© Steve Cadman

It has been reported that London's Robin Hood Gardens housing estate, which was thought to be finally condemned in March 2012, has re-entered a state of flux due to governmental indecision. The former UK Culture Secretary, Andy Burnham, gave the housing scheme an immunity from listing certificate in 2009, meaning that no concerned party could bid for it to gain protected status under British law. This certificate, designed to ensure that the buildings would be swiftly demolished, has now expired. This has led the Twentieth Century Society (C20) to launch a new bid for the estate to be both saved and protected.

Why Garden Cities Should Stay in the 20th Century

00:00 - 1 December, 2013
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.

AD Classics: Villa Roche / Le Corbusier

01:00 - 1 August, 2011
AD Classics: Villa Roche / Le Corbusier, © Rory Hyde
© Rory Hyde

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