Garden Cities of Tomorrow conference – 10th September 2018

This day conference will explore the history of garden cities,
suburbs and villages, and issues surrounding their conservation
and future, as well as the design of new garden communities.
The conference will feature a keynote session by Katy Lock of the
Town and Country Planning Association, who is co-author of
‘The Art of Building a Garden City’. Contributors will also include:
Mervyn Miller, author of ‘English Garden Cities’ (English Heritage);
Sarah Rutherford, author of ‘Garden Cities’ (Shire Library); and
Elain Harwood, writer on 20th century architecture, as well as a
range of other national and local experts.
The conference will be held in Welwyn Garden City, Ebenezer
Howard’s second Garden City, which celebrates its centenary
year in 2020.

Date Monday 10th September 2018
Venue Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council Chambers
Cost £67 including light lunch
0333 013 6840 option 4

Garden Cities of Tomorrow A5 Flyer – final

The current version of the line-up is as follows:

  • Katy Lock (TCPA) key note talk based on the TCPA’s book: ‘The Art of Building a Garden City’
  • Dr Sarah Rutherford: Garden Cities, Suburbs and Villages
  • Dr Mervyn Miller (author of English Heritage book on Garden Cities) – ‘Letchworth Garden City’
  • Speaker TBC – ‘Welwyn Garden City’
  • Elain Harwood (Historic England/author of forthcoming book on New Towns) – influence of garden city principles/Howard’s prescription of the garden city on design & development of New Towns
  • David Davidson (Architectural advisor, Hampstead Garden Trust) – history and conservation of Hampstead Garden Suburb, LB Barnet
  • Chris King (Place Services) – Welwyn Garden City Design Guidance and Essex Design Guide
  • Felix von Bechtolsheim (Collado Collins Architects) and James Waterhouse (Iceni Town Planning) – Shredded Wheat Factory, Welwyn – heritage/new development/design
  • Speaker TBC – e.g. North Essex Garden Communities/Essex Design Guide

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