"Ideas travel well. In the field of urban planning, generative concepts are adopted, adapted and transformed far afield from their places of origin. This paper explores the particular case of some specific urban spaces and patterns whose origin can be traced to the late 19th century idea of the Garden City, and specially to the thoughts and deeds of the Scottish Planner Patrick GEDDES, during the 20's. We will focus on three issues: * Patrick Geddes, whose Anarchist woridview and commitment to the Garden City ideal, permeate his formulation of the 1924 Urban Plan for Jaffa-Tel Aviv. It is an irony -. worthy of an Umberto Eco novel - that the graphic documentation of the plan has disappeared, but the written description, and above all spirit of the plan, remains. Together with the activities of a number of other European educated architects and planners working in Mandatory Palestine, produced the two idiosincratic urban phenomena analysed: * The "GEDDES GARDENS" and "ENCLOSED AVENUES" of Tel Aviv. Interspersed in the fabric of the city, these are remarkable forms of urban public space. Flanked and defined by buildings whose mass outgrew the original design of small town houses, they are connected by narrow streets or paths to the surrounding grid of the city. Both the gardens, actually a kind of urban interior space and the "Avenies" - wide streets cum elongated piazzas provide a singular and effective solution to the apparent dichotomy between intensity of urban life and the environemental conditions required in housing areas. A most remarkable phenomenon is now taking place: Socio-cultural functions are springing up in these areas, from kiosks to artists Studios to avant garde theatres. * The Garden Neighbourhoods of Jerusalem. Planned by Richard Kaufmann, born and educated in Germany, are sui-generis implementations of the garden suburb concept. The pervading influences of the period and the sensitive response of designers to locale and climate, produced the distinctive townscape, describable as "Bauhaus in Stone" Architecture amidst th Garden Suburb. * Finally, an assesement of the actuality and validity of these patterns as a social-phisical model for contemporary planning."