To-morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform

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Sir Ebenezer Howard (1850–1928) travelled to the USA and was inspired by the rebuilding of Chicago, as well as his interest in social welfare, to found the Garden City Association in 1899. Howard believed that the solution to overcrowding and poor conditions in modern industrial towns was to produce new planned communities which created a 'joyous union' of town and country. The goal of the garden city was to combine the attractions of town life with access to nature and a healthier lifestyle. The first of these ...
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Overview

Sir Ebenezer Howard (1850–1928) travelled to the USA and was inspired by the rebuilding of Chicago, as well as his interest in social welfare, to found the Garden City Association in 1899. Howard believed that the solution to overcrowding and poor conditions in modern industrial towns was to produce new planned communities which created a 'joyous union' of town and country. The goal of the garden city was to combine the attractions of town life with access to nature and a healthier lifestyle. The first of these communities, Letchworth Garden City, was established in the early 1900s, followed by Welwyn Garden City in the 1920s. This volume, first published in 1898, sets out Howard's utopian vision in full; explaining how a garden city would be financed, planned and administered. Energetic and conversational in style, this book is a charming introduction to Howard's ground-breaking and influential ideas.
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Introduction; 1. The town-country magnet; 2. The revenue of Garden City, and how it is obtained - the agriculture estate; 3. The revenue of Garden City - town estate; 4. The revenue of Garden City - general observations on its expenditure; 5. Further details of expenditure on Garden City; 6. Administration; 7. Semi-municipal enterprise - local option - temperance reform; 8. Pro-municipal work; 9. Administration - a bird's eye view; 10. Some difficulties considered; 11. A unique combination of proposals; 12. The path followed up; 13. Social cities; 14. The future of London; Appendix - water-supply; Index.
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