Garden cities and colonial planning

Transnationality and urban ideas in Africa and Palestine
Author(s): 
Bigon, Liora
Author(s): 
Katz, Yossi
ISBN: 
9780719090554
Date published: 
May 2014
Hardback
Price: 
£65.00

This collection is a study of the process by which European planning concepts and practices were transmitted, diffused and diverted in various colonial territories and situations. The socio-political, geographical and cultural implications are analysed here through case studies from the global South, namely from French and British colonial territories in Africa as well as from Ottoman and British Mandate Palestine. The book focuses on the transnational aspects of the garden city, taking into account frameworks and documentation that extend beyond national borders, and includes contributions from an international network of specialists. Their comparative views and geographical focus challenge the conventional, Eurocentric approach to garden cities, and will interest students and scholars of planning history and colonial history.