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What would a 21st century garden city look like? Student competition launch

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What would a 21st century garden city look like? Student competition launch

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Published by Yvette Ralston for TCPA in Communities and also in Environment, Health, Housing

Today marks the launch of an international student competition which seeks to inspire a new generation of garden city pioneers.  The competition is part of the International Federation of Housing and Planning (IFHP) centenary celebrations next year.

Housing and planning charity, the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA), is the lead UK partner delivering the IFHP centenary congress which will take place at the Bartlett School of Planning at University College London between the 8th and 11th June 2013.

Speaking at a lecture at the Bartlett School of Planning today - on ‘planning, localism and Garden Cities’  - TCPA Chief Executive, Kate Henderson, said:

“A century after Ebenezer Howard founded the International Federation of Housing and Planning this student competition will seek to inspire and generate new visionary ideas about what a 21st century garden city would look like.” 

“We are keen to engage students, both in the UK and overseas, in how to create durable, beautiful and sustainable communities fit for the 21st century and worthy of the ‘garden city’ accolade. We are looking for bright ideas that consider how to achieve healthy places which will accommodate our ageing society and migration; communities that are resilient to climate change and engage with economic, technological and industrial transformation, including the low carbon economy; and ultimately communities that have social justice that are at their hearts.”

For more information about the student competition is available on the IFHP website.

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