Think Pieces


Author: Amelie Andre
October 2020
University of Hertfordshire & the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation 

Food economy and Garden City legacy: Letchworth Garden City in our present day

Author: Amelie Andre
Edited by Susan Parham
December 2019


Andrei Răzvan Voinea
Studio Zona, Bucharest


Professor Dong-Ho Shin, PhD., Hannam University, Korea


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 pressures of future growth.

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

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. 

So what's special about garden villages?

Food and garden cities in principle and practice

Susan Parham, July 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

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

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

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

Anette Galskjøt, CEO of the IFHP, explains their aim to put green cities on the international agenda, as they work with the UN and urban campaigners to tackle the major issues in housing and planning