Thursday, November 14, 2013

Garden cities

In a discussion on garden cities on the Today programme this morning I thoroughly agreed with the person who emphasised the need for good quality architecture - people want houses in the traditional vernacular styles, using local materials.

The extra cost will pay for itself many times over in the care that people take of the buildings.

And I can recommend Garden First In Land Development by William Webb as a guide on how to construct a garden city (Milton Keynes is not a garden city, it is a New Town).

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