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The Garden City Utopia

A Critical Biography of Ebenezer Howard

  • Authors
  • RobertĀ Beevers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Robert Beevers
    Pages 1-8
  3. Robert Beevers
    Pages 9-24
  4. Robert Beevers
    Pages 25-39
  5. Robert Beevers
    Pages 40-54
  6. Robert Beevers
    Pages 55-67
  7. Robert Beevers
    Pages 68-78
  8. Robert Beevers
    Pages 79-91
  9. Robert Beevers
    Pages 92-107
  10. Robert Beevers
    Pages 108-117
  11. Robert Beevers
    Pages 118-132
  12. Robert Beevers
    Pages 133-144
  13. Robert Beevers
    Pages 145-157
  14. Robert Beevers
    Pages 158-167
  15. Robert Beevers
    Pages 168-184
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 185-206

About this book

Introduction

Ebenezer Howard is recognised as a pioneer of town planning throughout the industrialised world; Britain's new towns, deriving from the garden cities he founded, are his monument. But Howard was more than a town planner. He was first and foremost a social reformer, and his garden city was intended to be merely the first step towards a new social and industrial order based on common ownership of land. This is the first comprehensive study of Howard's theories, which the author traces back to their origins in English puritan dissent and forward to Howard's attempt to build his new society in microcosm at Letchworth and Welwyn.

Keywords

city planning town

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