Research workshop: from models for future living to core design

More than two dozen University of Hertfordshire academics attended a Garden Cities research workshop this week to discuss opportunities to work with the International Garden Cities Institute.

Staff from areas as diverse as planning, history and heritage, geography, business, economics, engineering, art and design, urbanism and transport discussed a fascinating range of research they would like to pursue with the Institute.

Future areas for research are being explored including piloting new ways of living together; gaming approaches to understanding what would be a really high functioning Garden City; and whether Arts and Crafts is an integral part of UK Garden City design or ethos.