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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

13.02.2017

Hello all and Happy New Year! Despite the wintry weather – with cold and snow really making winter bite, it’s been a productive January at the International Garden City Institute.

David Ames, Head of the International Garden Cities Institute
31.01.2017

David Ames is Head of the International Garden Cities Institute. He tells us about his recent trip to China to speak about how Garden City Principles can apply to new developments in the world’s most populated country.

Dr Susan Parham, Academic Director of the Garden Cities Institute
20.01.2017

The run up to Christmas is always a rather hectic one and December was a busy period for the Institute and in the wider world of garden cities.

16.12.2016

Well it’s been a cold month with a sense that winter is now about to get going and a definite need to rug up for walking around Letchworth. We’ve reached the end of ‘dark Autumn’ as it shades into winter but at least the prospect of Christmas is there to cheer things up a bit.

06.10.2016

Hello!  I hope you have all had a great September and enjoyed the mostly warm weather we have been experiencing.

06.07.2016

International Garden Cities Exhibition Curator, Josh Tidy, recently paid a visit to one of the many places all over the world which were inspired by Ebenezer Howard’s Garden City idea - the Cite-Jardin of Suresnes, on the Western fringes of Paris.

28.06.2016

Hello. I’m Susan Parham and I work at the International Garden Cities Institute as its academic director. This is the first of what will be a regular research update from me about the Institute, so it’s a bit longer than these will be in future!