ARAU has just published a new series of three exploratory maps to discover – amongst others – the most beautiful garden cities in Brussels.
The 1924 themes of green living and fostering a sense of community are still relevant today. During the June 2024 Garden City Conference, we will look back at the first edition in 1924, and glimpse ahead to 2124. Join us in Amsterdam & Hilversum 5-7 June 2024!
In 2022 the Association régionale des cités-jardins d'Ile-de-France organized the international congress 'Garden cities for the 21st century', which can be viewed online.
For the second year students from the Urban and Regional Planning Masters of the University of Amsterdam looked at the development of Havenstad, the new city district that is being created to the west and north of Amsterdam.
Garden city- and Amsterdam School-enthusiast Esther Kreikamp analyzed similarities between the two movements, apparant at the beginning of the twentieth century. She wrote an excellent article about the shared zeitgeist, ideals and objectives, the cooperative initiatives and the similarities in design.
In the second article from EcoResponsive Enviroments they will continue explaining their complex systems approach of their RIBA competition-winning entry for the expansion of Letchworth, the world's first garden city.
The series builds up the scheme through interactions between subsystems, starting with those that are longest-lived and progressively meshing-in faster-changing ones. We start by meshing the public space network with the natural infrastructure of water and green systems.
This is the first of a series of short articles by EcoResponsive Environments, (Article 1 Introduction) that will explore ways of reimagining the Garden City movement to address the social, economic and environmental issues that face us today.
The London-based architectural and urban design practice is the winner of the RIBA international competition for the expansion plan of garden city Letchworth.
As part of our international project on the Garden City idea, Alice Roegholt, the director of Museum Het Schip in Amsterdam, has written an article for the magazine of heritage association Heemschut. Click on the link below to read it! (Language: Dutch)
Students of the University of Amsterdam researched the development of Havenstad, a new city district in Amsterdam, and wrote a report about their ideas.