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Garden City Model #1 | Garden City Model #2 Gudmundur Hannesson was a Professor of Medicine at the University of Iceland who developed the Icelandic interest in Garden City planning. In his book, On Town Planning, he emphasized curved residential roads and the importance of low building heights which are better able to catch sunlight at high altitudes (as in Reykjavik). He built a strong case for continuous rows of low rise houses, instead of the traditional small detached houses which characterized Reykjavik at that time. In addition he emphasized the importance of separation of residential quarters from other town functions, such as commerce and industry. An example of a Garden City urban model which concentrated housing and used large amounts of green space as buffers between residential and other land uses. GardenCity1
E. HOWARD, GARDEN CITIES OF TO-MORROW GARDEN CITIES OF TO-MORROW Ebenezer Howard Garden Cities of To-Morrow (London, 1902. Reprinted, edited with a Preface by F. J. Osborn and an Introductory Essay by Lewis Mumford. (London: Faber and Faber, ):50-57, 138- 147. So much has been written about Ebenezer Howard (1850-1928) and his garden city concept that this note is scarcely needed.
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Domesday Book Domesday Book (/ˈduːmzdeɪ/ or US /ˈdoʊmzdeɪ/; Latin: Liber de Wintonia) is a manuscript that records the great survey of much of England and parts of Wales completed in 1086. The survey was executed for William I of England (William the Conqueror): "While spending the Christmas time of 1085 in Gloucester, William had deep speech with his counsellors and sent men all over England to each shire to find out what or how much each landholder had in land and livestock, and what it was worth" (Anglo-Saxon Chronicle). One of the main purposes of the survey was to determine who held what and what taxes had been liable under Edward the Confessor; the judgement of the Domesday assessors was final—whatever the book said about who held the material wealth or what it was worth was the law, and there was no appeal.
Featured Quote: Jennifer Robinson on Comparative Urban Studies "The very fact that cities exist in a world of other cities means that any attempt at a general or theoretical statement about cities either depends upon or invites comparative reflection. What constitutes a city, how are cities organized, what happens in them, where are they going? — in a world of cities these and many other questions invoke a comparative gesture. The budding theorist finds herself asking of the many studies she reads from different parts of the world: are these processes the same in the city I know? Are they perhaps similar but for different reasons?
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