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The contribution of Welwyn Garden City to the international diffusion of the British garden city idea
Titolo Rivista: TERRITORIO 
Autori/Curatori: Mark Clapson 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2020 Fascicolo: 95  Lingua: Inglese 
Numero pagine:  12 P. 30-41 Dimensione file:  1294 KB
DOI:  10.3280/TR2020-095004
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The centenary of Welwyn Garden City is a good opportunity to take stock of the international diffusion of the British Garden City Movement and particularly the contribution of wgc as a global influencer, especially in the United States of America. The Movement has been much studied by architects, town planners and urban designers, and by urban and planning historians. Yet beyond professional circles and those that live in the garden cities, the British people remain largely unaware of the global influence of the two most important British garden cities of the twentieth century, namely Letchworth and Welwyn. The Garden City Movement impacted town planning globally, assisted in no small part by the contribution of the leading garden city advocate, Frederic Osborn.

Il centenario di Welwyn Garden City è una buona occasione per fare il punto sulla diffusione internazionale del British Garden City Movement e in particolare sul contributo di wgc, soprattutto negli Stati Uniti d’America. Il Movimento è stato molto studiato da architetti, urbanisti, progettisti urbani, storici della città e dell’urbanistica. Eppure, al di là dei circoli professionali e di coloro che vi vivono, gli inglesi restano largamente ignari dell’influenza alla scala globale esercitata dalle due più importanti città giardino del ventesimo secolo, ovvero Letchworth e Welwyn. Il Garden City Movement ha invece avuto un impatto sull’urbanistica a livello globale, supportato in gran parte dal contributo del suo principale sostenitore: Frederic Osborn.
Keywords: Città-giardino; Frederic Osborn; influsso anglo-americano

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Mark Clapson, Il contributo di Welwyn alla diffusione internazionale dell’idea di città giardino in "TERRITORIO" 95/2020, pp. 30-41, DOI:10.3280/TR2020-095004

   

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