Welwyn Garden City

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Welwyn Garden City

(wĕl`ĭn), town (1991 pop. 40,665), Hertfordshire, E central England. It is a garden citygarden city,
an ideal, self-contained community of predetermined area and population surrounded by a greenbelt. As formulated by Sir Ebenezer Howard, the garden city was intended to bring together the economic and cultural advantages of both city and country living, with land
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, founded by Ebenezer HowardHoward, Sir Ebenezer,
1850–1928, English town planner, principal founder of the English garden-city movement. His To-morrow: a Peaceful Path to Real Reform (1898), reissued as Garden Cities of To-morrow
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 in 1920, as well as one of the new townsnew towns,
planned urban communities in Great Britain, developed by long-term loans from the central government and first authorized by the New Towns Act of 1946. The chief purpose of the act was to reduce congestion in the great cities (or at least prevent its increase) through
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. Its industries produce a variety of products, including radio and television sets. Most of the local population, however, commutes to work in London. The city's growth was expected to alleviate London of overpopulation.

Welwyn Garden City

a town in SE England, in Hertfordshire: established (1920) as a planned industrial and residential community. Pop.: 43 512 (2001)
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He was interviewed by two sixth-formers at Stanborough School, Welwyn Garden City, with a teacher present.