publication . Conference object . 2017

A Garden City in Southeast Asia

O'Neill, Jesse;
Open Access English
  • Published: 08 Sep 2017
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Not long after Ebenezer Howard’s Tomorrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform, the English ‘garden city’ became an aspirational urban model for places in colonial Malaya like Kuala Lumpur, Kuching and Singapore. What originally responded to nineteenth century industrial expansion was in this context a reaction to early twentieth century laissez-faire urbanism, aiming to beautify cities, improve health, and boost commerce. From the 1950s, private developers announced their ‘garden cities’, which came to mean clearing unruly settlements and creating new centres for living and recreation.\ud \ud In 1962, within the politics Malayanization, outgoing Commissioner of the ...
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