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Radburn and the American Planning Movement
Departmental Papers (City and Regional Planning)
  • Eugenie L. Birch, University of Pennsylvania
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Journal Article
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Reprinted from Journal of the American Planning Association, Volume 46, Issue 4, October 1980, pages 424-431.

The author, Dr. Eugenie L. Birch, asserts her right to include this material in ScholarlyCommons@Penn.

Many intellectual streams have contributed to the ideology of the American planning movement. Radburn, a partially built, planned, New Jersey settlement, represents the influence of English garden city theories. Radburn's plan was so well designed and rationally organized that it has become a permanent resource for planners who in every generation examine and sometimes adapt it to solve contemporary problems. As a result, it has survived as testimony to the planners' vision of suburban growth. It also represents, however, a neglected promise unfulfilled because of larger currents in American culture.
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Eugenie L. Birch. "Radburn and the American Planning Movement" (1980)
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