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This e-book deals a close checklist of 1 of the world's oldest environmental strain teams. It increases questions on the capability of strain teams to persuade coverage; and eventually it assesses the campaing as a significant factor within the emergence of contemporary city and making plans, and as a backdrop opposed to which to check present matters.

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Once the logic of the garden city idea was widely known, he thought it inevitable that vested interests and resistance would fall away in the face of overwhelming popular demands. The immediate need, though, was to make a start with an experimental scheme, and for that to happen existing sources of power and influence had to be tapped. ’ [34] While a middle course is a gathering ground for support, there will always be some for whom this kind of approach does not go far enough. For some, the idea of a garden city was too radical to contemplate, another fanciful scheme that threatened to turn the known world upside down [35].

One issue that aroused particular concern was that of physical degeneracy—brought to light at the turn of the century by the evidence of frail bodies lining up in the recruiting halls for the South African War. An Inter-Departmental Committee on Physical Degeneration, formed to look into the matter, published its findings in 1904 [9]. It could not find irrefutable evidence of any general physical deterioration, but it did show clear causal links between overcrowding and pollution in the cities and a poor state of health.

18. 34 THE ORIGINS OF A PRESSURE GROUP 30. Ibid, p. 64. 31. Ibid, p. 65. 32. This concept precedes a fuller development of his thoughts on municipal activity (as expressed in To-morrow), and is explained in a short essay (undated) in the Howard Papers, Folio 20. 33. Lewis Mumford, in his introduction to Howard (1946), p. 37. 34. Howard (1902), p. 116. 35. A sense of the scepticism (if not of fear) that greeted Howard’s proposal can be seen in various reports included in Howard’s scrapbook of press cuttings (Osborn Papers).

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