Washington had been traditionally associated with the coal industry, but with the new town
came new industry, and an influx of new homes, schools and community centres.
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 (19.6 km).
The New Towns
Programme drew on the expertise and enthusiasm of a group of committed and visionary planners and architects.
"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.
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.
Builders was already at the forefront of energy efficiency.
Ancient new towns
that made the grade, Stratford-upon-Avon (above) and Lichfield (left
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.
This relative failure was due to the inadequacy of government's financial aid and the absence of a planning and development agency comparable with the new town
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.