Ebenezer Howard’s concept of the Garden City is one of the most influential planning models produced by 20th century urbanists, supported by Peter Hall's 1998 book, Sociable Cities: The 21st Century Reinvention of the Garden City.

A recent special issue of the Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal (JURR) evaluates the concept of the Garden City for a rapidly urbanizing 21st century world. The Garden City concept is informing – consciously or unconsciously – new proposals for environmentally sensitive development, social and environmental sustainability issues, especially…