Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Four O'Clock Factoid: Greening Cities

Four O'Clock Factoid is a daily feature on Track Twenty-Nine helping to get you through the workday with a bit of useless knowledge.

The Garden City Movement was founded by Ebenezer Howard in 1898 in an effort to create self-contained cities with a balance of residences, industry, and agriculture surrounded by a greenbelt. In England, two cities were based directly on Howard's ideas: Letchworth Garden City and Welwyn Garden City. The movement also influenced the greenbelt cities movement of New Deal urbanism in the United States.

1 comment:

kenf said...

And Ebenezer Howard is considered by some, Robert Cervero comes to mind, as an early proponent of transit oriented development.