Garden Cities for To-morrow (Annotated)

Edward Ebenezer

内容The Garden Cities of To-morrow is probably the most influential books in the urban planning field in the part 150 years. Garden Cities of To-morrow is the second title of Ebenezer Howard's To-morrow works, after the first title: A Peaceful Path to Reform (1898). Through its pages, Howard designed and described a utopian city where people live harmoniously together with nature. The design principle focuses on environmental and sustainable features.

Howard designed this utopian on the concept that it would be best to integrate town and country life into small Garden Cities. Also, he concerned about land zoning and quality of life which he put these concerns in his well-planned towns.

A Garden City would have well designed houses with gardens set in tree lined avenues, clean and healthy work places and a pleasant and healthy environment in which to live, work and follow leisure pursuits.

"There are in reality not only, as is so constantly assumed, two alternatives - town life and country life - but a third alternative, in which all the advantages of the most energetic and active town life, with all the beauty and delight of the country, may be secured in perfect combination. Human society and the beauty of nature are meant to be enjoyed together." Ebenezer Howard (1902)



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