Garden Cities - Why Not? S Parham and KR Boyfield

The Garden City Perspectives series aims to draw on the views of a diverse range of authors to promote knowledge, increase understanding, generate conversations – and at times perhaps challenge assumptions – about what Garden Cities are or might be.

This first paper in the series, Garden Cities - Why Not? is by our Academic Director Susan Parham and Founding Partner Keith Boyfield.

Garden Cities are almost universally seen as a good idea, but we seem to have difficulties creating new ones. Although some new developments badged as Garden Cities and Towns are in the pipeline do they deliver the key elements that conform to and bolster the brand? The authors look at how impediments could be overcome, to start building proper Garden Cities again.