Think Pieces

03.04.2017

This think piece sets out findings from recent research and visits to Southern India by the Urbanism Environment Design (URBED) Trust to suggest how medium-sized Indian cities – those with populations currently of around half a million people – might cope with the pressu

Letchworth Garden City, the first Garden City is a template for new garden villages
19.01.2017

Susan Parham, the Garden City Institute’s Academic Director, has a closer look at the recent media coverage of garden villages and where they sit in relation to the UK’s housing and settlement plans. 

Food and garden cities in principle and practice
05.09.2016

Susan Parham, July 2016

Introduction

Pinelands
20.07.2016

Robert Home looks at the early development and enduring heritage of the South African Garden City

Caption - Main image: reconfigured street space and opportunity. Top left: existing urban centre, Marble Arch, London. Top middle: road space, signage and clutter that could be removed with the introduction of Autonomous Vehicles
13.06.2016

Driverless cars could be part of a modern Garden City concept, suggests Andrew Cameron

Andrea Van-Sittart (second left) at the launch of community gardens in Letchworth Garden City
25.05.2016

Andrea Van-Sittart, Head of Communities at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) on the social and economic value of plants

 

Clockwise: A cottage in Letchworth Garden City today, Cheap Cottages Exhibition, and cottage construction
28.04.2016

Dr Stéphane Sadoux considers the impact of Garden Cities on the development of affordable housing and architectural innovation

IFHP as established to take the then burgeoning Garden City movement worldwide
08.04.2016

Anette Galskjøt, CEO of the IFHP, explains their aim to put green cities on the international agenda, as they work with the UN

Town centre food gardens in Letchworth, UK
09.03.2016

Dr Susan Parham on how food was a key element of the historic vision for Garden Cities

Letchworth Garden City was created partly to overcome Victorian overcrowding and pollution
02.03.2016

David Ames reveals why Garden Cities could be one important way to offer people healthy places to live and work after the Royal Colleges of Physicians and of Paediatrics and Child Health revealed 40,000 people die each year in the

12.02.2016

Susan Parham - Head of Urbanism, Centre for Sustainable Communities, University of Hertfordshire.