For many people, the term ‘Garden City’ simply means a place with
tree-lined streets and nice homes with gardens.
In fact, the Garden City is a radical but practical approach to creating and renewing places which enable people, and the wider natural environment, to thrive.
Over a century of misuse of the term makes this confusion understandable but is blinding us to a far more impressive and urgent reality: that the Garden City idea is one of the strongest tools we have available to enable a healthy, affordable and zero-carbon future.
To tackle the many misconceptions surrounding the term ‘Garden City’, the TCPA published a ‘Myth-buster’ animation in April 2023 as part of the Tomorrow 125 project.