Take that, Harry Beck. Try as you might, the lines on your Tube map could never be as straight as this.
Beck schematised a transportation system that was completely irregularly laid out to begin with. This map, however, shows how planning ahead would enable not just symmetry, but also better living conditions, or as the map itself states: “Slumless, Smokeless Cities”.
The map was drawn up by Sir Ebenezer Howard (1850-1928), the father of the garden city movement. Howard believed…
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