It is well-nigh universally agreed by men of all parties, not only in England, but all over Europe and America and our colonies, that it is deeply to be deplored that the people should continue to stream into the already over-crowded cities, and should thus further deplete the country districts. — Ebenezer Howard, pp. 11-12

We need not, therefore, despair of seeing every large town, within a circle of miles around its present suburbs, abounding with all the advantages of town and all the attractions of country life. The scheme involves the most importan revolution that can be suggested in this country. — "London Lanes and the Village Association," p. 852

General Discussions

Garden Suburbs and Estates

Model Towns and Communities


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