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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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Company directors hoped that massive capital infusion in remote areas in the form of planned towns would secure a much-needed skilled workforce and generally increase returns.
The first signs (setting aside the planned towns of the Roman period) come from the thirteenth century, when the Cinque Ports of Rye and Winchelsea were regularly laid out to a chequerboard pattern in imitation of the planned 'bastides' of South-West France.
An integral part of the settlement scheme in the Bathurst District was the creation of three planned towns or "military settlements" laid out under military guidance around which a socially engineered society could coalesce.
THERE are few squares anywhere that match the majesty of that in Tremadog, a fine early example of a planned town that never quite grew to the proportions envisaged by its wealthy creator William Maddocks.
With the social, economic and physical regeneration of towns and villages in Blaenau Gwent firmly in mind, the partnership engaged CBAT, the arts and regeneration agency, to work alongside a number of urban design agencies, to identify opportunities for the integration of arts projects in their planned town centre improvements.
Mall owner General Growth Properties filed forms Monday with the Fair Political Practices Commission on behalf of Glendale Citizens for a Well Planned Town Center, a coalition of Glendale residents and downtown businesses with major funding by the mall owner.
The map also leads you to an 1889 sandstone tower that once marked the entrance to Lyford's Hygeia, a planned town site and health spa; the 1884 Train and Ferry Terminal of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad; and the China Cabin (52 Beach Rd.
The academy had been forced out of its site at Orange Street and Colorado - where the rent was $60,000 a year - because it fell within the boundaries of the city's planned Town Center shopping and entertainment project area.
Eatonfield Holdings says the planned town centre redevelopment in Cardigan will transform the economy of the town and help to create or safeguard hundreds of jobs.
GLENDALE - A 60-day public comment period on environmental impacts of the planned Town Center closed Tuesday, with retail rival Glendale Galleria blasting the report as ``rubber-stamping'' the developer's plan.
REGENERATION: An artist's impression of the planned town centre complex
GLENDALE - The planned Town Center open-air mall will bring heavier traffic to the Central Avenue and Colorado Street area, but will have few other negative impacts, a new report on the project concludes.