Celebrating Welwyn Garden City at 100:
- learning from the past, transforming the present, re-imagining the future.
15th and 16th September 2021
A creative exploration of the Garden City idea, an online conference and physical study tour
The enduring influence of Welwyn Garden City, and the Garden City Principles it sought to enshrine, is recognised internationally. This event will bring together expert speakers and commentators from across the world to generate lively discussion and interventions designed to address the 21st Century challenges of providing places where people want to live, and can afford to do so.
We will consider the legacy and the future of the Garden City and the countless places it inspired; What went right? What could have been done better? And above all, how can we apply this practical experience both at home and abroad, against a context of population growth, the climate emergency and the need for sustainable living?