A Model Garden City is Still Thriving

"Garden city" movement's first experiment is a precursor of today's push for environmentally sensitive cities.

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October 19, 2000, 10:00 AM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @http://twitter.com/legalaidtech


The Feds named it "Special Project No. 1." but residents called it "Greenbelt." It was the first experiment of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "garden city" movement. "[T]e city of 23,000 also symbolizes the things lost, tangible and intangible - stores within walking distance, small "pocket parks" and, perhaps, neighborliness itself - as bigger homes on larger lots more distant from central cities and business strips became the norm in post-war suburbia."

Thanks to Dan Tasman

Thursday, October 12, 2000 in The Cincinnati Post

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