Dossier Garden Cities

The ideas written down in Ebenezer Howards 1989 book Garden Cities of To-Morrow combined with the results from the CIAM congresses (1928-1959) form the basis for our current views on urbanity. Although often considered to be at the opposite ends of the spectrum, the garden city movement and the modernists have many things in common. Especially if one looks at separation of functions and the organization of community groups and traffic. Also, during the 1920's and 1930's modernist have built several housing estates based on garden city principles. The aim of this study is to clarify the diverse approaches towards garden cities, garden villages and garden suburbs.

This project is ongoing. Results will -in due time- be published here.