Stains, France is a Garden City developed in the 1920s. The City was meant to be a low-cost alternative to crowded, and terraced housing for the post-war working class, and includes a commercial center, housing estates, mixed in with green spaces. As the years passed, Stains, France accommodated more modern buildings and infrastructure but effort was taken to keep its history intact. Today, Seine-Saint-Denis, the department in which Stains is located, has higher than average poverty and unemployment rates, yet Stains remains a popular tourist destination and historical heritage. Stains demonstrates that low-cost housing does not necessarily mean crowded or uncomfortable housing.
Image source – Google Earth
Facts source – https://www.gardencitiesinstitute.com/resources/garden-cities/stains, https://uk.tourisme93.com/visit-stains.html, https://what-europe-does-for-me.eu/en/portal/1/FR106