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Garden Cities/Suburb

English Garden Cities, American Suburbanization and Regionalism (1900s - 1920s)

1898 "Tomorrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform", by Ebenezer Howard. A source of the Garden City Movement. Reissued in 1902 as "Garden Cities of Tomorrow". (Landmark Publication)
1903 Letchworth constructed. First English Garden City and a stimulus to New Town movement in America.
1903 President Theodore Roosevelt appoints a Public Lands Commission to propose rules for orderly land development and management.
1915 Patrick Geddes, "Father of Regional Planning" and mentor of Lewis Mumford, publishes "Cities in Evolution"
1916 Nelson P. Lewis published "Planning of the Modern City"
1916 Nation's first comprehensive zoning resolution adopted by New York City Board of Estimates under the leadership of George McAneny and Edward Bassett, known as the "Father of Zoning"
1916 National Park Service established with sole responsibility for conserving and preserving resources of special value.
1917 Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. becomes first president of newly founded American city Planning Institute, forerunner of American Institute of Planners and American Institute of Certified Planners.
1918 US Housing Corporation and Emergency Fleet Corporation established. Influenced later endeavors in public housing. Operated at major shipping centers to provide housing for WWI workers. (Housing, Landmark Laws)
1919 Three early unifunctional regional authorities -- the Metropolitan Sewerage Commission, the Metropolitan Water Board and the Metropolitan Park Commission -- combined to form the Boston Metropolitan District Commission. (Regional Planning)
1922 Inauguration of Regional Plan of New York under Thomas Adams.
1923 Construction of Mairemont, Ohio - suburban Cincinnati. Mary Emery was its founder and benefactor; John Nolen, the planner. Some features (short blocks, mixture of rental and owner-occupied housing) foreshadow the contemporary New Urbanism Movement.
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