News and Events

18.04.2017

Like a number of other South American countries, Argentina’s early to mid-twentieth century urban development was influenced by the garden city movement – and made a unique contribution to it.

06.04.2017

Starting in October 2017, the IGCI will be hosting a PhD Student working on delivering a healthy and sustainable food economy in Letchworth Garden City.

01.04.2017

We’ve just launched the latest in our series of leaflets on Garden Cities around the world, looking at the influence of the Garden City Movement in Brazil.

Jardim America
01.04.2017

Garden Cities in Brazil

The Garden City movement was highly influential across South America and in Brazil produced some notable examples of garden city inspired settlements.

24.03.2017

The Garden Cities Institute’s Academic Director, Susan Parham, recently contributed to the following articles in the Environment Journal on garden villages.

Don Mills
01.03.2017

Garden Cities in Canada

In Canada, the Garden City movement inspired a number of different settlements. Most were based around industrialists rather than a need to manage population or address issues of social reform.

Autumn has arrived in the Garden City
07.11.2016

Well autumn is really with us now. As a reminder, a perfectly gold toned leaf fell into my bag in a precisely executed dive as I walked to the bus the other day - just in case I hadn’t got the memo.

Dr Susan Parham, Academic Director, Garden Cities Institute
12.09.2016

I hope everyone has had an excellent and restful holiday. On mine I had the chance to walk around the planned town of Dinard in Brittany which has some placemaking connections to the way garden cities were designed.

Letchworth Garden City - a model new town
20.07.2016

A group from the Korea Planners Association visited the Institute and Letchworth Garden City to learn lessons to help manage declining new towns around the capital Seoul.

Dr Susan Parham at the launch of Garden Cities - Why Not?
18.07.2016

Government funding for infrastructure and private finance from pension funds could support a new wave of Garden Cities to help a generation of young people locked out of home ownership, according to new research launched today.
 

26.06.2016

Join our Parker Scholar, the renowned architectural historian Dr Mervyn MIller, as he explores the links and influences between Letchworth’s master-planner & chief consultant architect, Barry Parker, and C.F.A.

Letchworth Garden City
10.06.2016

The Prince’s Foundation for Building Communities has become a partner of the International Garden Cities Institute.

The Foundation aims to get people involved in making communities more sustainable. They work with everyone from local residents’ groups to governments to make it happen.