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Visionaries and Planners

Visionaries and Planners

The Garden City Movement and the Modern Community

  • Author: Stanley Buder
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780195362886
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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For nearly a century the Garden City movement has represented one end of a continuum in an ongoing debate about the future of the modern city. In 1898 Ebenezer Howard envisioned an experimental community as the alternative to huge, teeming cities. Small, planned "garden cities" girdled by greenbelts were to serve in time as the "master key" to a higher, more cooperative stage of civilization based on ecologically balanced communities. Howard soon founded an international planning movement which ever since has represented a remarkable blend of accommodation to and protest against urban changes and the rise of the suburbs. In this interconnected history of the Garden City movement in the United States and Britain, Buder examines its influence, strengths and limitations. Howard's garden city, he shows, joined together two very different types of late-nineteenth-century experimental communities, creating a tension never fully resolved. One approach, utopian and radical in nature, challenged conventional values; the other, the model industrial towns of "enlightened" capitalists, reinforceed them. Buder traces this tension through planning history from the nineteenth-century world of visionaries, philanthropy, and self help into our own with its reliance on the expert, bureaucracy, and governmental policy, shedding light on the complex changes in the way we have thought in the twentieth century about community, urban design, and indeed the process of change. His final chapters examine the world-wide enthusiasm for "New Towns" between 1945-1975 and recent political and social trends which challenge many fundamental assumptions of modern planning.

Garden Cities of To-Morrow

Garden Cities of To-Morrow

  • Author: Ebenezer Howard
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135678073
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 176
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Originally published in 1898 as To-Morrow: A peaceful path to reform, "the book", writes F.J. Osborn "holds a unique place in town planning literature, is cited in all planning bibliographies, stands on the shelves of the more important libraries, and is alluded to in most books on planning; yet most of the popular writers on planning do not seem to have read it - or if they have read it, to remember what it says." The book led directly to two experiments in town-founding that by imitation, and imitation of imitation, have had a profound influence on practical urban development throughout the world. The book was responsible for the introduction of the term Garden City in numbers of languages - Cite-Jardin, Gartenstadt, Ciudad-jardin, Tuinstad - and set into motion ideas that have helped transform the scientific and political outlook on town structure and town growth. With urban renewal and the development of suburban communities as features of the contemoprary American scene, Garden cities of To-Morrow becomes "must" reading. In the words of Lewis Mumford: "This is not merely a book for Technicians: above all it is a book for citizens, for the people whose actively expressed needs, desires and interests should guide the planner and administrator at every turn." This book was first published in it's current form in 1965.

The Garden City

The Garden City

Past, present and future

  • Author: Stephen Ward
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135828954
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 240
  • View: 8645
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This examination of a phenomenon of 19th century planning traces the origins, implementation, international transference and adoption of the Garden City idea. It also considers its continuing relevance in the late 20th century and into the 21st century.

Garden City

Garden City

Work, Rest, and the Art of Being Human.

  • Author: John Mark Comer
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 0310337321
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 336
  • View: 820
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You’ve heard people say “Who you are matters more than what you do”. Does the Bible really teach that? In Garden City, popular pastor and speaker John Mark Comer gives a fresh take on our calling and our purpose, with a surprisingly counter-culture take. Through his creative and conversational style, Comer takes a good look at Genesis and the story of a man, a woman, and a garden. He unpacks God’s creation and his original intent for how we are meant to spend our time. Here, you’ll find answers to questions like “Does God care where I work?” “What about what I do with my free time or how much rest I get?” “Does he have a clear direction for me?” Practical and theologically rich, Garden City speaks to twenty and thirty-somethings who are figuring out next steps and direction in their lives. Garden City is the Purpose Driven Life for the next generation—the book that helps us answer why we are here and what should we do about it.

Garden City, Long Island, in Early Photographs, 1869-1919

Garden City, Long Island, in Early Photographs, 1869-1919

  • Author: Mildred H. Smith
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486406695
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 96
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Handsome treasury of 118 vintage pictures, accompanied by captions, document the Garden City Hotel fire (1899), the Vanderbilt Cup Race (1908), the first airmail flight departing from the Nassau Boulevard Aerodrome (1911), more.

Regaining Paradise

Regaining Paradise

Englishness and the Early Garden City Movement

  • Author: Standish Meacham
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300075724
  • Category: History
  • Page: 210
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A consideration of the British social reform movement at the beginning of the 20th century, through the lens of the Garden City Movement. This was a plan to build new communities on open land to provide a healthy, aesthetically pleasing environment free from overcrowding and pollution.

Barbarians in the garden city

Barbarians in the garden city

the BC NDP in power

  • Author: Mark Milke
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780968791509
  • Category: History
  • Page: 208
  • View: 1982
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Garden City Movement

Garden City Movement

Hearing Before the Subcommittee of the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, United States Senate, Sixty-fourth Congress, Second Session, Pursuant to S. Res. 305, a Resolution Authorizing and Requesting the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry to Hear and Consider Testimony Relative to the Garden City and Garden Suburb Movement [February 9, 1917] ...

  • Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Garden cities
  • Page: 53
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Death in the Garden City

Death in the Garden City

  • Author: Jeanne M. Dams
  • Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 1448303532
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 224
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American Anglophile Dorothy Martin heads to the picturesque city of Victoria on Vancouver Island to investigate a series of petty crimes – that soon turn deadly. When Dorothy Martin and her ex-policeman husband Alan are asked by some good friends to look into a series of petty crimes that are perplexing the local Mounties in the picturesque Canadian city of Victoria, they immediately jump on a plane to British Columbia and settle themselves into the heart of the local community. Drinking champagne with the local businessman and would-be politician as well as cups of tea with the local recluse, they infiltrate all ranks of Victoria society. But when a young woman goes missing and a body is discovered, it would appear that the petty crimes have turned deadly. With their ability to get to the root of a crime and dig out the culprit, it’s not long before Dorothy and Alan realize they have embarked on a trip that will become far more dangerous than they ever envisaged...

The Garden City Movement Up-To-Date

The Garden City Movement Up-To-Date

  • Author: Ewart Gladstone Culpin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317505905
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 134
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This work was written and compiled by the then Secretary of the Garden Cities and Town Planning Association in 1913. It shows just how much the conception of the garden city had been broadened from Howard’s original texts. Indeed the Association’s own name had been broadened to add the newly emergent practice and theory of town planning to the original focus. Alongside the garden city, recognition is now given to the burgeoning numbers of garden suburbs and garden villages. Many examples of these are identified and briefly described, including many which are small and now little known, greatly adding to the interest of the publication. Even the underlying arguments for such developments differ. Alongside the more altruistic arguments in favour of reform, there are now those which explicitly emphasise the need to ensure a healthy race to maintain the Empire.