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Hampstead Garden Suburb recognised for ‘worldwide significance’

17:00 12 February 2014

From left to right: Trust manager Jane Blackburn, RTPI president Cath Randon, RTPI trust representative Pipa Aitken and a Suburb resident.

From left to right: Trust manager Jane Blackburn, RTPI president Cath Randon, RTPI trust representative Pipa Aitken and a Suburb resident.

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Hampstead Garden Suburb has been recognised for its worldwide significance.

Last week, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) awarded the Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust a certificate in recognition of the area’s historical importance to worldwide planning, as part of the RTPI’s centenary year.

Cath Ranson, president of the RTPI, said: “Hampstead Garden Suburb is internationally recognised as one of the finest examples of early twentieth century town planning, incorporating many elements of planning that today we take for granted - the importance of neighbourhood and community, the environment, and good design.”

Ms Ranson and members of the London branch of the RTPI were taken on an expert tour of the Suburb last Wednesday, led by the trust’s architectural advisor David Davidson.

Trust manager Jane Blackburn said: “We are delighted to have the work of the trust, Barnet Council and residents, and the significance of the Suburb formally recognised and celebrated by the RTPI.

“Showing the Suburb’s unique architecture and landscape to the newly appointed president continues a long-standing tradition of RTPI visits to the area.”

The trust was set up in 1968 to preserve the character of Hampstead Garden Suburb, which was founded by Henrietta Barnett as a “model community for people of all classes living together in beautiful houses”.

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