International Garden City Symposium

An entirely new community in the greenfields of Hertfordshire, Welwyn GardenCity realised the vision of EbenezerHoward to create a town which offered‘a good life in an honest place’. A landmark in the art and science of town and country planning, the town’s successful development demonstratesthe practicality and great benefits ofbuilding new settlements.

This International Symposium invites planners, architects, developers, academics and politicians from around the world to celebrate the centenary of Welwyn Garden City. What went right? What could have been done better? And above all, how can we apply this practical experience both home and abroad against a context of population growth, climate change and the need for sustainable living.