Ebenezer Howard

Howard, Sir Ebenezer

Sir Ebenezer Howard, 1850–1928, English town planner, principal founder of the English garden-city movement. His To-morrow: a Peaceful Path to Real Reform (1898), reissued as Garden Cities of To-morrow (1902), outlined a model self-sustaining town that would combine town conveniences and industries with the advantages of an agricultural location. As a result of the first publication he was able to form (1899) the Garden City Association, and, in 1903 Letchworth, the first English garden city, was founded. In 1920 he organized Welwyn Garden City.

See D. Macfadyen, Sir Ebenezer Howard and the Town Planning Movement (1933).

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Urban Utopias in the Twentieth Century: Ebenezer Howard, Frank Lloyd Wright, and le Corbusier
Ebenezer Howard; Frank Lloyd Wright; Le Corbusier.
Basic Books, 1977
Shaw the Villager and Human Being: A Biographical Symposium
Allan Chappelow.
Macmillan, 1962
Librarian’s tip: "Relatives of Sir Ebenezer Howard" begins on p. 179
The Grand Domestic Revolution: A History of Feminist Designs for American Homes, Neighborhoods, and Cities
Dolores Hayden.
MIT Press, 1981
Librarian’s tip: "London" begins on p. 230
Planning and Urban Growth: An Anglo-American Comparison
Marion Clawson; Peter Hall; National Association for Multicultural Education.
The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1973
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 2 "The Setting for Urbanization in Britain" and Chap. 6 "New Towns"
Community Associations: The Emergence and Acceptance of a Quiet Innovation in Housing
Donald R. Stabile; David O. Whitten.
Greenwood Press, 2000
Librarian’s tip: "Ebenezer Howard and the Garden City" begins on p. 37
The New Towns: The Answer to Megalopolis
Frederic Osborn J.; Arnold Whittick; Lewis Mumford.
McGraw-Hill, 1963
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 1 "New Towns in Modern Times"
Urban Structure: The Social and Spatial Character of Cities
Ralph Thomlinson.
Random House, 1969
Librarian’s tip: "Garden Cities" begins on p. 213
Urban Sociology
Earl E. Muntz.
Macmillan, 1938
Librarian’s tip: Chap. X "Garden Suburbs, Villages, and Cities"
To-Morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform
Peter Hall; Dennis Hardy; Colin Ward; E. Howard.
Routledge, 2003
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