New report – Tomorrow 125: Rediscovering the roots of a new society

A new report from the TCPA reflects on how the Garden City idea remains a powerful and hopeful blueprint for creating thriving communities


In 2021, the TCPA’s Tomorrow 125 project began with the aim of understanding how the Garden City idea can help the nation construct a pathway to a hopeful future based on a fairer society.

Using the 125th anniversary of Ebenezer Howard’s book ‘To-morrow a peaceful path to real reform’ as a catalyst, the Association commenced a three-year project exploring the background and practical application of the Garden City idea today. The project allowed us to better understand the thoughts of the Garden City pioneers, confront the myths and misuse of the idea over time, and understand better how the Garden City idea fits within the wider ecosystem of organisations and activities in the pursuit of social and environmental justice.

The project has left the Association with a renewed sense of urgency and confidence in the role of the Garden City idea in addressing modern challenges and a new way of organising the way we create and nurture our homes and communities. Most importantly, it has enabled us to apply these ideas in real places in the spirit of practical idealism.

About this report
This report provides a summary of activities and outputs from the Tomorrow 125 project. It forms part of a suite of outputs which is available on the TCPA’s website. This report is designed to enable anyone interested in the project and its ideas to understand:

  • The key outputs and conclusions of the Tomorrow 125 project
  • The implications of these conclusions for the work of the TCPA
  • Opportunities and next steps for the ideas and concepts explored through the project

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