Join us on 10-11 September next year for a two-day creative exploration of the Garden City idea as one of the signature events to celebrate the centenary of Welwyn Garden City in 2020.

The enduring influence of Welwyn, and the garden city principles it sought to enshrine, is recognised internationally. This two-day event will bring together expert speakers and commentators from across the world to generate lively discussion and interventions designed to address the 21st century challenges of providing places where people want to live, and can afford to do so.

We will consider the legacy and the future of the Garden City and the countless places it inspired; What went right? What could have been done better? And above all, how can we apply this practical experience both at home and abroad, against a context of population growth, climate change and the need for sustainable living? 

Agenda and speakers:

Confirmed keynote speakers include: Mitchell Silver, New York City Parks and Recreation Department and George Clarke, architect, writer and presenter

The event will take place in and around the centre of Welwyn Garden City.

A draft outline agenda will be available w/c 2 December 2019
To sign up for updates, please email: [email protected] 

In addition, there will be a very special Gala Dinner at spectacular Hatfield Hall on the eve of the conference, Wednesday 9 September. Find out more about tickets and the venue.                              


Early Bird tickets start at just £75 for TCPA members*/£200 non-members, with some concessions available upon request. Bookings will open at the beginning of December 2019 and the Early Bird deadline is 31 January 2020. 

* Find out more about becoming a TCPA member. 

View the full list of early bird/standard fees and discounts.

Travel and accommodation:

Find out more about how to get there and where to stay.

Supporting this event:

This event is being organised in partnership with the Welwyn Garden City Centenary Foundation and is kindly being supported by the Lady Margaret Patterson Osborn Trust 

If you are interested in supporting this event please contact [email protected]

To find out about other centenary events, visit the WGC Centenary website