Conference Explores the Garden Cities of Today and Tomorrow

03 Jul 2018

A 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.

Garden Cities of Tomorrow will include a range of national and local speakers including a keynote speech from 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 of Historic England and a writer on 20th century architecture as well as David Davidson from Hampstead Garden Trust.

The conference is organised by Place Services as part of their programme of traditional building skills and conservation courses and is kindly hosted by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council. Welwyn Garden City is Ebenezer Howard’s second Garden City, which celebrates its centenary year in 2020.

It costs £67 per person, including lunch, and will be held on Monday 10 September at Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council Chambers.