garden city


: a planned residential community with park and planted areas

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Inspired by housing developments in England, Backhouse envisaged a garden city with satellite towns and ample greenbelts. Kimon De Greef, The New Yorker, 20 Feb. 2023 Indeed, Lee Kuan Yew, the first prime minister, launched the idea of Singapore as a garden city back in 1967. Harnoor Channi-tiwary, Condé Nast Traveler, 7 Sep. 2022 Some roles are dedicated to The Line, an ambitious 1,600-feet structure that will house 9 million residents that the country says will have many elements of nature like a vertical garden city. Prarthana Prakash, Fortune, 11 Oct. 2022 The story of this pair’s vain effort to build a utopian garden city powered by a mammoth hydroelectric dam at Muscle Shoals, Ala., is all but forgotten. Edward Kosner, WSJ, 22 Dec. 2021 There’s surely something dystopian about 5 million people existing in a garden city built by the guy who founded, all of them living and working in a desert oasis and voting by app. Molly Osberg, The New Republic, 21 Oct. 2021 Welwyn Garden City was the second garden city to be built in Britain, after Letchworth, a few miles to the north in Hertfordshire. The Economist, 17 Apr. 2021 Known as Oregon’s garden city or the city by the falls, Silverton is about 45 miles from Portland. USA TODAY, 15 Sep. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of garden city was in 1898

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Cite this Entry

“Garden city.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

Geographical Definition

Garden City

geographical name

city on the Arkansas River in western Kansas population 26,658
city west of Detroit in southeastern Michigan population 27,692

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