Forest Hills Gardens. Il grande sogno americano delle città giardino, 100 anni dopo

Antonella Radicchi

Abstract


The great american dream of city garden, 100 years after.

April, 2008. After having caught a glimpse of the future, working at M.I.T. on digital urban utopias, I left for New York City looking for history. There, at the beginning of the XX century, the first planned suburban community,
based on the Garden City ideals, were born: Forest Hills Gardens and Sunny Side Gardens in the Queens, and Radburn in the Fair Lawn, New Jersey. A completely different urban concept compared to the classical ones, based on the American grid; a concept that would have solved all “the machine age” problems, it was said at that time; a concept that would have affected all the urban planning from that time forward, it is said today.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/1971-6249%2F3201



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