List of planned cities

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This is a list of planned cities (sometimes known as planned communities or new towns) by country. Additions to this list should be cities whose overall form (as opposed to individual neighborhoods or expansions) has been determined in large part in advance on a drawing board, or which were planned to a degree which is unusual for their time and place.

A[edit]

Afghanistan[edit]

Argentina[edit]

Australia[edit]

Austria[edit]

B[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

Belarus[edit]

Belgium[edit]

Belize[edit]

Botswana[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Bulgaria[edit]

C[edit]

Canada[edit]

It is a misconception that virtually all cities and towns in Western Canada, which were created after the 1870 Dominion Lands Act (the majority of all such cities), were planned. Although most of these were, indeed, railway towns, founded after surveying and planning by the powerful railway companies during construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, Canada's first transcontinental line or the Canadian National Railway. But this initial start generally only provided one or two streets with a few lots set out. From this, the cities grew organically.

Chile[edit]

China, People's Republic[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

D – F[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Djibouti[edit]

Egypt[edit]

Modern[edit]

Under Construction[edit]

Pre Modern[edit]

Estonia[edit]

Finland[edit]

France[edit]

G – H[edit]

Germany[edit]

Ghana[edit]

Greece[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

Hungary[edit]

I[edit]

India[edit]

IMT, Manesar IMT Bawal

Indonesia[edit]

Iran[edit]

Ancient planned cities

Iraq[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Israel[edit]

Italy[edit]

Abruzzo[edit]

Basilicata[edit]

Calabria[edit]

Campania[edit]

Emilia Romagna[edit]

Friuli Venezia Giulia[edit]

Lazio[edit]

Lombardia[edit]

Marche[edit]

Molise[edit]

Puglia[edit]

Sardinia[edit]

  • Arborea
  • Campo Giavesu
  • Carbonia
  • Cortoghiana
  • Fertilia
  • Linnas
  • Pompongias
  • Sassu
  • Strovina
  • Tanca Marchesa
  • Torrevecchia
  • Tramariglio
  • Villaggio Calik

Tuscany[edit]

Veneto[edit]

Ivory Coast[edit]

J – L[edit]

Japan[edit]

Planned cities

All the cities in Hokkaido are planned cities.

Planned University Towns, Science Cities
New Town

Kazakhstan[edit]

Kenya[edit]

Lebanon[edit]

Lithuania[edit]

M – N[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Malta[edit]

Mexico[edit]

Most Mexican cities founded during the period of New Spain were planned from the beginning. There are historical maps showing the designs of most cities; however, as time passed and the cities grew, the original planning disappeared. A number of tourist cities have recently been built, such as Cancun or Puerto Peñasco; the latest city to be planned in Mexico was Delicias. Some of these cities are:

Recent times[edit]

Monaco[edit]

  • Fontvieille – started 1971 and finished in the early 1980s
  • Le Portier – a district to be built in the west of Fontvieille

Myanmar[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Nigeria[edit]

Norway[edit]

O[edit]

Oman[edit]

Duqm

  • Al Duqm – Planned new special economic city, with area of 2000 km2

P[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Palestine[edit]

  • Rawabi – construction began in January 2010[41]

Philippines[edit]

Poland[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Q – R[edit]

Qatar[edit]

Romania[edit]

Russia[edit]

S[edit]

Saudi Arabia[edit]

Serbia[edit]

Singapore[edit]

Towns built in the 1960s[edit]

Towns built in the 1970s[edit]

Cities built in the 1980s[edit]

Cities built in the 1990s[edit]

Cities built in the 2000s[edit]

Cities built in the 2010s[edit]

Slovakia[edit]

Slovenia[edit]

South Africa[edit]

South Korea[edit]

Spain[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

T[edit]

Taiwan[edit]

Turkey[edit]

U[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

This includes all new towns created under the New Towns Act 1946 and successive acts, as well as some communities not designated under this name.

England[edit]

Northern Ireland[edit]

Scotland[edit]

Wales[edit]

United States[edit]

New communities built in the Colonial and post-Colonial era[edit]

New communities built in the 19th century[edit]

New communities built in the early 20th century[edit]

New communities built with federal aid in the 1930s and for Defense Housing in Early 1940s[edit]

Secret cities built as part of the Manhattan Project[edit]

The Manhattan Project was the successful effort by the U.S. government to develop an atomic bomb during World War II.

New communities built privately in the post-World War II era[edit]

New communities built in the 1960s and 1970s[edit]

 • Anaheim Hills and Irvine, California; and Mililani, Hawaii, began construction in the 1970s, but have not been completed due to their size, and will not be completed for at least ten years.[when?]

New communities sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development after 1970[edit]

New communities built privately in the 1980s and 1990s[edit]

New communities built privately in the 21st century[edit]

Unbuilt or under construction planned cities[edit]

Examples of unbuilt planned cities include Walt Disney's Progress City in Florida and Frank Lloyd Wright's Broadacre City.

The following list is organized by state:

V – Z[edit]

Venezuela[edit]

Yemen[edit]

Vietnam[edit]

formerly Thủ Đức District, District 9, Ho Chi Minh City and District 2, Ho Chi Minh City

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