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This policy advice note is an output of a research project on Garden City Settlements and their future, generously supported by English Heritage.
Developed largely in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Garden Cities were inspired by a philosophy which marked a radical response to contemporary social and economic problems, and they went on to influence the planning of towns and cities in England and further afield.
The TCPA and English Heritage undertook research into Garden City Settlements and their future for three years in an important study of the legacy left by the first decades of the Association of the Town and Country Planning movement.
These garden city settlements have proved enduringly popular as places in which to live, but today many of their most valued features are under increasing pressure as ways of life and planning policies change. This Policy Advice Note outlines the key sources of pressure on these environments and suggest ways of ensuring that garden suburbs and garden city settlements continue to be successful, thriving and viable while conserving their intrinsic character and value.