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29.01.2018

I hope you all had a restful Christmas period and avoided the dreaded flu which seems particularly bad this year. For me it’s reached that stage of winter when you start to think – well this has been going on for long enough now.

18.12.2017

Hello! Well, the last vestiges of autumn seem to be departing now. It’s been really cold, with snow falling and icy pavements underfoot, while shorter days provide a foretaste of deeper winter to come.

13.11.2017

Hello!  I hope your autumn is progressing well. I am enjoying the deepening autumn colours and the slightly melancholy, reflective pleasure of walking on wet, leaf strewn footpaths as we inevitably edge towards winter.

13.10.2017

Hello! September has come and gone already – with some gorgeous autumn leaves about – but also, as we enter October, there’s been some oddly warm weather as we experience the tail end of hurricanes which have devastated other parts of the globe.

By Chad Sparkes from Kissimmee,Florida, United States - Beautiful Day For A Stroll, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=56833588
07.09.2017

Celebration, Florida

Wherever you may travel around the world, chances are that you are never too far away from a place that has been influenced by the principles of Ebenezer Howard and the Garden City Movement.

05.09.2017
Hello! Welcome to my combined July and August blog from the International Garden Cities Institute. I hope you have enjoyed the holiday season, and perhaps like me you are just back at work and picking up all the threads (which includes dealing with a lot of email and trying to remember all the things you said you’d do before you went away on leave)
New Earswick Master Plan
11.08.2017

A group of Trustees and members of staff recently attended a visit to the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) in York.  Staff of the JRHT kindly gave up their time to show us both old and new examples of developments undertaken by the Trust, wh

13.07.2017

I thought this month I might be looking at the wash up from the general election – the result of a hung parliament was surprising enough but seems in some ways to have been overtaken by other events.

03.05.2017

Well not just Spring but election season is upon us - rather unexpectedly - and has added a surprise element to April’s work at the International Garden Cities Institute.

01.04.2017

Hello! I do hope you all had a good March despite the rather turbulent times. The spring flowers seem to have arrived – and the daffodils and jonquils are always a cheering sight. A few warmer days really do lift the spirits – and increase the Vitamin D intake too.

17.03.2017

Hello!  I think it would be fair to say that February’s weather has been for the most part a rather cold, wet, grey and windy affair but perhaps the glimpses of sunshine and early flowers peeking out – those first fugitive signs of spring now in evidence – will make further changes in the season