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Canberra Plan

Canberra, Australia
by Walter Burley Griffin

In April 1911 the Australian Government held an international competition to produce a design for Canberra, its new capital city. Griffin produced a design with impressive renderings of the plan produced by his wife. They first heard about the competition in July, while on honeymoon, and worked..

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Ebenezer Howard

London, United Kingdom
born 1850, London

Sir Ebenezer Howard (29 January 1850 – 1 May 1928) was the founder of the garden city movement. He is known for his publication To-Morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform (1898), the description of a utopian city in which people live harmoniously together with nature. The publication resulted in..

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Letchworth Garden City

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
by Ebenezer Howard

Letchworth was developed and owned by a company called First Garden City, Ltd which was formed in 1903, based on the ideas of Howard. After Howard's book was published he worked to gain financial support to bring his ideas into reality, Howard ran lectures on Garden Cities and began the Garden..

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