Continuity: from Garden City to New Town

Continuity: From Garden City to New Town

Provides a visual and historical record of the highs and lows of twentieth century planned urban development in the context of garden cities and postwar new towns in the South East. Historical context by Christine Garwood, Senior Lecturer in Public History at the University of Hertfordshire, introduces photographs by James Smith.

Hatfield: University of Hertfordshire Press, 2014.

v, 72pp, 28 colour illus.

ISBN 978-1-909291-24-9.



  • Biographies
  • Looking backwards
  • Dreams and nightmares
  • New towns, new communities
  • Pastures new
  • Cities of tomorrow
  • New horizons
  • Continuity
  • Urban myths
  • New towns timeline

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