International GARDEN CITY

Symposium

Celebrating Welwyn Garden City at 100
- A creative exploration of the Garden City Idea

Planners, architects, developers, academics and politicians from around the world will join us for a two-day creative exploration of the Garden City idea as one of the signature events to celebrate the centenary of Welwyn Garden City. 

The enduring influence of Welwyn, and the garden city principles it sought to enshrine, is recognised internationally. This two-day 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, climate change and the need for sustainable living?

Follow this link to the TCPA web site for details: https://www.tcpa.org.uk/Event/celebrating-welwyn-garden-city-at-100-garden-cities-symposium

TCPA Celebrating 100yrs of Welwyn Garden City Symposium

 

 

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Disclaimer

The Foundation can accept no responsibility for the organisation or regulation of any satellite events arranged to mark the centenary of Welwyn Garden City. This includes but is not limited to public liability insurance, health and safety issues (including risk assessments, Performance Licenses and safeguarding of children or vulnerable adults), transport, hiring of facilities, and any costs associated. The use of the Foundation name and logo does not infer any specific oversight or involvement of the Foundation unless stated.”