This is a
list of (sometimes known as planned cities 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.
Adelaide, South Australia
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Environa, New South Wales – never built
Garden City, Victoria
Griffith, New South Wales
Joondalup, Western Australia
Karratha, Western Australia
Leeton, New South Wales
Melbourne City Centre, Victoria
Monarto, South Australia – never built
Multifunction Polis, South Australia – never built
Palmerston, Northern Territory
Perth, Western Australia Yallourn, Victoria
Água Boa, Mato Grosso
Águas de São Pedro, São Paulo
Alta Floresta, Mato Grosso
Belmonte, Santa Catarina
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais – inaugurated in 1897
Boa Vista, Roraima
Brasília, Distrito Federal
Cataguases, Minas Gerais – most of the town's central areas were developed according to a plan, though the rest of the town has since grown randomly
Chapecó, Santa Catarina
Colíder, Mato Grosso
Erechim, Rio Grande do Sul
Fordlândia – a dream of Henry Ford, now abandoned
Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais (1915)
Ilha Solteira, São Paulo
Ipatinga, Minas Gerais
Lucas do Rio Verde, Mato Grosso
Naviraí, Mato Grosso do Sul
Nova Andradina, Mato Grosso do Sul
Nova Londrina, Paraná
Nova Mutum, Mato Grosso
Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro
Primavera do Leste, Mato Grosso
Sinop, Mato Grosso
Sorriso, Mato Grosso
Tangará da Serra, Mato Grosso
Teresina, Piauí – inaugurated in 1852 from Oeiras
Três Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul
Umuarama, Paraná Vilhena, Rondônia
It is a misconception that the planned cities of
Eastern Canada are notable, as well as the view 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 CPR, Canada's first transcontinental line or the Canadian National Railroad. But this initial start generally only provided one or two streets with a few lots set out. From this, the cities grew organically.
Bramalea, Ontario – now a part of Brampton
Broughton, Nova Scotia – failed
Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador
Deep River, Ontario
Don Mills, Ontario – now a part of Toronto
Erin Mills – a planned community of Mississauga, Ontario
Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland
Grande Cache, Alberta,
Kitimat, British Columbia
Mount Royal, Quebec
New Westminster, British Columbia – designed by Richard Moody of the Royal Engineers to be the capital of the Colony of British Columbia
Oromocto, New Brunswick
Townsend, Ontario – failed
Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia Vaughan, Ontario
China, People's Republic
D – F
Memphis, Egypt - The oldest planned city in Egypt and its first capital. It was built by king Narmer around 3150 B.C.
Akhetaten - A city built by order of the Pharaoh Akhenaten in the 14th Century B.C. It was the capital of Egypt in his reign. 
Pithom - A city built by order of the Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th Century B.C.
Pi-Ramesses - Another city built by order of Ramesses II In the 13th Century B.C. It was the capital of Egypt in his reign and it was the first city to exceed 100,000 in the history of Egypt. At its peak, the population of the city was 300,000.
Heracleion - A city built in the 12th Century B.C. The city had been a major port in ancient Egypt before it subsided below sea level.
Alexandria - A city built by order of Alexander the Great in the 4th Century B.C. It was the first city in Egypt to have a population of half million.
Berenice Troglodytica - A city built on the Red Sea coast in the 3rd Century B.C. by Ptolemy I.
Fustat - A city built around 7th Century CE by order of 'Amr ibn al-'As when he conquered Egypt, to be its capital
al-Askar - the capital of Egypt during the rule of Tulunide Dynasty.
al-Qata'i - Capital of Egypt during Ikhshid Dynasty. Cairo - was built in 10th Century CE By the Fatimid Caliph Al Muizz.
G – H
Salzgitter, Lower Saxony Bielefeld-
Sennestadt, North Rhine Westphalia
Welthauptstadt Germania – a renewal of Berlin; never built
Wilhelmshaven, Lower Saxony Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony
National Capital Region
Jaipur, planned and founded in 1727 by Maharaja Jai Singh II, ruler of Jaipur State from 1699–1744.One of the First planned cities in Asia.
Sri Ganganagar Udaipur
Chennai, the Old Madras City was built by the British around 18th century.
Madurai, Tamil Nadu, built around the Meenakshi Temple in 16th century
Trichy, Tamil Nadu, Ucchi Pillayar Temple, Rockfort built around 7 century. Tanjavur Bragadiswara temple Rajaraja cholar build in 17th century, Srirangam, Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam, world's largest functioning Hindu temple.
Ancient planned cities
Friuli Venezia Giulia
Arborea Campo Giavesu
J – L
All the cities in
Hokkaido are planned cities.
Historic Monuments and Sites of Hiraizumi
Sendai/ Izumi-ku, Sendai
Tokyo City – old palace Edo
Kyoto – old palace Heian-kyō
Nara – old palace Heijō-kyō
Fukuhara-kyō Kibi Plateau city
Osaka – Naniwa-kyō
Dazaifu, Fukuoka/ Dazaifu (government)
Naha, Okinawa Shuri, Okinawa
Planned University Towns, Science Cities
Eniwa New Town Megumino Near Tokyo
Kozoji New Town
Tōkadai New Town
Nagaoka New Town Near Osaka
M – N
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:
Fontvieille – started 1971 and finished in the early 1980s Le Portier – a district to be built in the west of Fontvieille
Abuja Eko Atlantic City (EAC) - under construction
Q – R
Towns built in the 1960s
Towns built in the 1970s
Cities built in the 1980s
Cities built in the 1990s
Cities built in the 2000s
Cities built in the 2010s
Gothenburg, Västergötland and Bohuslän 
Jakriborg, Scania 
Karlshamn, Blekinge (naval fortress town)
Karlskrona, Blekinge (naval fortress town)
Kiruna, Lapland 
Kristianstad, Scania (fortress town)
Nässjö, Småland Stockholm, Södermanland and Uppland – satellite towns
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.
New communities built in the Colonial and post-Colonial era
Charleston, South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina
New Haven, Connecticut – the first planned city in America; designed in 1638
New Orleans, Louisiana
Raleigh, North Carolina
Wilmington, North Carolina Winston-Salem, North Carolina – planned by the Moravians; later merged with Winston
New communities built in the 19th century
Back Bay – section of Boston, Massachusetts
Buffalo, New York
Corpus Christi, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Huntington, West Virginia
Llewellyn Park, New Jersey
Manchester, New Hampshire Most of the
Manhattan borough of New York City, New York – New York City originated in the 1620s without a master plan, but the Commissioners' Plan of 1811 defined the street layout for the borough north of Houston Street.
Memphis, Tennessee – a grid plan with a public promenade along the Mississippi River and four designated public squares; surveyed in 1819
New Plymouth, Idaho
Pullman, Illinois – now part of Chicago
San Antonio, Texas
Salt Lake City, Utah
St. Petersburg, Florida
Topeka, Kansas Vandergrift, Pennsylvania
New communities built in the early 20th century
Avondale Estates, Georgia
Baldwin Hills Village, California
Chatham Village, Pittsburgh
Coral Gables, Florida
Highland Park, Texas
Radburn, New Jersey
Roland Park, Baltimore, Maryland
Shaker Heights, Ohio
Sugar Land, Texas
Sunnyside Gardens, New York
Twin Falls, Idaho
Venice, Florida The Woodlands, Texas
New communities built with federal aid in the 1930s and for Defense Housing in Early 1940s
Arthurdale, West Virginia
Audubon Park, New Jersey
Boulder City, Nevada
Greenbelt, Maryland 
Greendale, Wisconsin 
Greenhills, Ohio 
Roosevelt, New Jersey Winfield Township, New Jersey
Secret cities built as part of the Manhattan Project
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
California City, California
Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota
Levittown, New York
Park Forest, Illinois – Chicago suburb
Rohnert Park, California
Sharpstown, Houston, Texas
Silver Bay, Minnesota Willingboro, New Jersey
New communities built in the 1960s and 1970s
Anaheim Hills, California*
Arcosanti, Arizona Audubon New Community, New York – near
Clear Lake City, Houston, Texas
Columbia, Maryland Cold Spring, Maryland –
Coral Springs, Florida
Coto de Caza, California
First Colony, Sugar Land, Texas – see Sugar Land, Texas
Foster City, California
Hawaii Kai, Hawaii
King City, Oregon
Kingwood, Houston, Texas
La Vista, Nebraska
Las Colinas, Irving, Texas
Laguna Niguel, California
Mission Viejo, California
Palm Coast, Florida
Peachtree City, Georgia
Peachtree Corners, Georgia
Rio Rancho, New Mexico Sugar Creek, Sugar Land, Texas –
see Sugar Land, Texas
Valley Ranch, Irving, Texas Village of Cross Keys, Maryland –
see Baltimore, Maryland Woodhaven, Fort Worth, Texas
• 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.
Cedar-Riverside, Minnesota – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Flower Mound, Texas – near Dallas, Texas
Gananda, New York – near Rochester, New York Harbison, South Carolina – near
Columbia, South Carolina
Jonathan, Minnesota – near Minneapolis
Maumelle, Arkansas – near Little Rock, Arkansas Newfields, Ohio –
Park Forest South, Illinois – near Chicago, Illinois Radisson, New York – near
Syracuse, New York
Riverton, New York – near Rochester, New York
Roosevelt Island, New York – part of New York City Shenandoah, Georgia – near
Soul City, North Carolina – Warren County, North Carolina
St. Charles, Maryland – Charles County, Maryland San Antonio Ranch, Texas – near
San Antonio, Texas The Woodlands, Texas – near Houston, Texas
New communities built privately in the 1980s and 1990s
Aliso Viejo, California
Carolina Forest, South Carolina
Eagle Mountain, Utah – planned for 150,000 population
Greatwood, Sugar Land, Texas – see Sugar Land, Texas
Laguna West, California
New Territory, Sugar Land, Texas – see Sugar Land, Texas
Phillips Ranch, California
Port Liberte, New Jersey
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Southern Village, North Carolina
Summerlin, Nevada – in the Las Vegas Valley
Westchase, Florida Weston, Florida
New communities built privately in the 21st century
Unbuilt or under construction planned cities
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
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