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new town

In keeping with the expression “all things old are new again,”modern residential development is focusing on a small-town atmosphere called the new town concept.It includes sidewalks and community parks plus offices,retail,places of worship,and schools within the project itself and usually within walking distance of residential areas.It may even include some home-above-retail or home-above-office concepts and satellite offices for government services such as license renewal.

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The North East Film Archive (NEFA) has teamed up with the Washington Trust to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Washington becoming a New Town.
I want both suggested options for access to the new town if possible because I want people to be able to reach their homes easily," said Mr Al Hamer.
The new town of Parand as one of the new towns of Tehran is situated 40 km southwest of Tehran on the way to Saveh.
POSCO E&C's winning a contract to build the largest new town in Kazakhstan is a testament to the company's comprehensive development capability.
The study said that, across Britain, affordability in new towns is at its best level since the credit crunch in 2007, with Cwmbran seventh in the UK, with Newtown 10th.
Around 70 new towns were created in England between the middle of the 11th century and the second quarter of the 13th; future burgesses had a lot of choice as to where to set up, and they voted with their feet.
Some of it dates from the early years when the new towns were being established but with wise redevelopment, several landmark schemes have emerged.
After the Second World War, 24 new towns sprang up and the Halifax has found that house prices in three quarters of them have lagged behind their regional average.
Rouse's town is governed, like Reston, by a private (though elected) association; it is divided, like Reston, into villages; it is seen, like Reston, as one of the more successful new towns of the 1960s.
The new towns were created between 1946 and 1970 to take people away from the smog and cramped conditions of the inner cities, including Liverpool.
Working with a number of partners, the borough council is already making major efforts to improve the new town areas.
In myriad ways the residents of the new towns created vibrant, diverse communities.