Review: English Garden Cities: an introduction

TitleEnglish Garden Cities: an introduction
PublisherMervyn Miller, English Heritage
Published3 December 2010

The Garden City Movement provided a radical new model for the design and layout of housing at the turn of the nineteenth century, setting twentieth century standards of international significance. The vision of the movement’s founder, Ebenezer Howard, drew on many strands of political and utopian thought and aimed, at least initially, at addressing the problems of an increasingly urban and dysfunctional society.

This work is written by the leading authority in the field, and tells the story of a major development in England’s urban and planning history, reminding us of the major achievements of the Garden City Movement. It will be of interest to planners and conservationists, residents of garden cities, and anyone who is interested in social anthropology, architecture and heritage.