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Over the past five years the TCPA has been leading a campaign for a new generation of Garden Cities as part of a portfolio of solutions to meet the nation’s housing needs. The creation of 21st Century Garden Cities should supplement the continuing task of urban regeneration and renewal of older towns (which may, in part, involve the creation of Garden Suburbs which borrow from Garden City ideals).
The TCPA has produced a number of publications as part of its a re-invigorated campaign in support of a new generation of beautiful, inclusive and sustainable Garden Cities and Suburbs. The suite of documents listed to the left of this page sets out the practical actions needed to make 21st century Garden Cities and Suburbs a reality and provide detail and case studies on a wide range of key issues, including planning, investment, land assembly, delivery, and longterm stewardship.
Garden City Principles
A Garden City is a holistically planned new settlement which enhances the natural environment and offers high-quality affordable housing and locally accessible work in beautiful, healthy and sociable communities. The Garden City principles are an indivisible and interlocking framework for their delivery, and include: