Campaigning for Town and Country Planning 1899-1990: From by Dennis Hardy

By Dennis Hardy

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The answers to these questions, fundamental to the whole campaign, lie in the book itself. 20 THE ORIGINS OF A PRESSURE GROUP THE IDEA OF THE GARDEN CITY ‘Garden City’—where the most approved modern methods of engineering and sanitary science should be adopted, and the utmost attention should be devoted to the securing of healthy and beautiful homes and conditions for all the people…a new hope, a new life, a new civilisation. (GCA Tract No. 1, September 1899) The logic of the idea of the garden city was simple enough.

For a fuller discussion of these diverse connections see, especially, Eden (1947), Petersen (1968) and Fishman (1977). 23. Howard was full of admiration for Kropotkin. In his draft autobiography he wrote that Kropotkin was ‘the greatest democrat ever born to wealth and power’ (Howard Papers, Folio 10, quoted in Fishman, 1977, p. 37). 24. Buder (1969), p. 391. 25. See, for instance, Armytage (1961) and Hardy (1979). 26. Howard (1898), p. 119. 27. Ibid, extract from Daily Chronicle article on this theme, quoted at the start of chapter 9.

It was a constant source of irritation and concern that of all countries Germany appeared to be the most advanced in terms of the way its towns were planned. With his particular knowledge of that country, the planning pioneer, Thomas Coglan Horsfall, frequently told GCA supporters of Germany’s superiority in this respect, and of the benefits that accrued through a healthy labour force [13]. ’ [16] Although based on the ideas of Le Play, the promotion of the movement in Britain and its contribution to the emergence of town GARDEN CITIES AND TOWN PLANNING 41 planning is closely associated with the name of Patrick Geddes.

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