The TCPA has produced a suite of guidance with practical steps for all those interested in making C21st Garden Cities a reality. Guidance provides detail and case studies on a wide range of key issues, including planning, investment, land assembly, delivery, and longterm stewardship.

Latest Guidance 

Garden City Standards for the 21st Century: Practical Guides for Creating Successful New Communities 

Guide 1: Locating and consenting new Garden Cities (2017)

Guide 2: Finance and Delivery (2017)

Guide 3: Design and Masterplanning (2017)

Guide 4: Masterplanning for net-zero energy (2020)

Guide 5: Homes for All (2016)

Guide 6: I'd love to live there! Planning for Art and Culture (2016)

Guide 7: Planning for Green and Prosperous Places (2017)

Guide 8: Creating health promoting environments (2017)

Guide 9: Long-term Stewardship (2017)

Guide 10: 'Edible' Garden Cities (2019)

Guide 11: People, planning and power (2019)

Guide 12: Modern methods of construction (2020)

Guide 13: Sustainable Transport (2020)

Other guidance for councils and delivery partners 

Introduction to the Garden City opportunity 

The Garden City Opportunity - A Guide for Councils (2020)

Garden Cities Myth-Buster: a short guide to myths and truths about creating new Garden Cities (2014)

Additional guidance on Long-term stewardship in new communities 

Built Today, Treasured Tomorrow: A practical guide to long-term stewardship (2014)

Additional guidance on finance and new Garden Cities 

Land value capture and infrastructure delivery through SLICs (2012)

Older guidance on delivering new Garden Cities 

The Art of Building a Garden City - Garden City Standards for the 21st Century (2014)

Creating Garden Cities and Suburbs today: a Guide for councils(2013)

Re-imagining Garden Cities for the 21st Century (2011)

Creating garden cities and suburbs today policies, practices, partnerships and model approaches (2012)

Nothing Gained by Overcrowding! (2012)

Re-imagining Garden Cities for the 21st Century (2011)

Delivering New Communities

A Technical Guide to Project and Programme Management for Local Authorities (2021)

Guidance for communities 

In 2012 the TCPA published a guide for communities on understanding the opportunities for development along garden city principles in their locality, highlighting the opportunities that incorporating Garden City principles at the local level can bring. These include opportunities for self build, allotments, community land trusts, management of local parks and community facilities and community planning.

'How good can it be?' A guide to building better places (2012)

Funding for new communities 

Click here for information about current funding opportunities for new communities.