The Bartlett School of Planning


Sir Peter Hall Highly Commended at Wolfson Economic Prize Garden City Competition

10 June 2014

Green Land

Professor Sir Peter Hall has been highly commended for his submission to the Wolfson Economics Prize to propose plans for a new UK garden city.

This year’s prize, devised by Next chief executive Lord Wolfson, was designed to generate the best ideas on how to deliver a new garden city in the UK. Sir Peter Hall (with Professor Wulf Daseking, David Lock, Will Cousins, David Rudlin and John Walker) was commended for his ambitious national vision based on the possibilities offered by HS2 to raise land values, with proposed new clusters of garden cities near Daventry, Rugby and Preston. This submission imaginatively combined the ‘social city’ principles of Ebenezer Howard with up to date thinking on sustainable urban development from Freiburg, Germany.

The shortlist of five finalists for the 2014 Wolfson Economics Prize was announced on Wednesday 4th June. The winner, who will be announced in early autumn, will claim a £250,000 prize.