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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 new towns were mostly designed to provide relief for overcrowded conurbations and, by careful planning and design, to provide new life-chances for those that today would be called the socially excluded.
It is time New Town councils were given the same freedoms as those enjoyed by their conventional neighbours.
The Celebration Chronicles: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Property Value in Disney's New Town, by Andrew Ross, New York: Ballantine Books, 340 pages, $25.
There was an exhibition of some prejudice about the new towns in the way the subcommittee expressed the terms of its investigation.
But these greenfield homes should be built in the form of masterplanned extensions to existing urban areas--and not in new towns, or very large extensions to villages and small towns.
If there were land or buildings left in public ownership when a development corporation was dissolved, these `assets' were passed to a single-purpose government agency, the Commission for the New Towns (CNT).
Firstly because I believed, just like the grandfather of all of them, Ebenezer Howard, that the new towns should have become the collective property of their citizens, once their initial funding had been paid off.
The project, which will be funded by the Saudi government and whose contract has been awarded by the Housing Ministry of Saudi Arabia, is aimed at building a new town named Dahiyat al-Fursan, 35 kilometers north from the capital city of Riyadh, which will be almost twice the size (38 km) of the Korean new town in Bundang (19.
The New Towns Programme drew on the expertise and enthusiasm of a group of committed and visionary planners and architects.
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.