Definition of new town in US English:

new town


  • A planned urban center created in an undeveloped or rural area, especially with government sponsorship.

    • ‘Prototype garden cities were built at Letchworth from 1903 and Welwyn from 1919, greatly influencing the development of garden suburbs and the new towns built after the Second World War.’
    • ‘Created as one of the postwar new towns, it was first populated as an east London overspill.’
    • ‘Zoning has now become commonplace and it is the model that was used when planning new towns and city centres.’
    • ‘Look at the city's rail transportation website and at its blueprint for the development of new towns in suburban areas.’
    • ‘In England there was less need for new towns as such, but planned extensions were being added to many, as they were to the older centres in Scotland and Ireland.’
    • ‘‘The city is planning three new towns in the suburbs and four sub-centres in urban areas,’ Zheng said.’
    • ‘Another thing guaranteed to raise my blood pressure is the constant housebuilding mantra of ‘predict and provide’, and let's create a few new towns.’
    • ‘Subsidising industry, designating enterprise zones, new towns or regeneration areas, creating an SDA or a Scottish Enterprise certainly changes the economic landscape.’
    • ‘The new towns to be rolled out shortly would include Pollachi, Udumalpet, Namakkal, Karur, Tuticorin, Virudhunagar, Karaikudi, Melur, Annur and Sirumugai.’
    • ‘Accommodation in the five Scottish new towns - East Kilbride, Irvine, Livingston, Cumbernauld and Glenrothes - was affordable and provided most people with their own gardens.’
    • ‘A unique plan to develop a new town on the north fringe of the capital has been proposed by Dublin Corporation.’
    • ‘A 20-year project will cut across several economic cycles, which means that it must be viewed as a whole, but avoid the problems that afflicted some of Scotland's new towns and their formative development corporations.’
    • ‘He notes that some city-watchers argue that since dispersal is inevitable, it would be useful to plan for linear new towns on public transport routes.’
    • ‘Full employment was rigorously pursued, whilst the government relocated industries and planned new towns.’
    • ‘English Partnerships, which manages undeveloped land in new towns, organised the meeting to outline its plans to build up to 1,500 new homes on land between Dry Street and Rantree Fold.’
    • ‘The second step, and this has also been taken to some extent, is to try to be inspired by this traditional Islamic urban design in the designing of new towns and villages, rather than simply using Western designs.’
    • ‘Regional planning initiatives in Scotland and Wales were associated with new investments in ‘growth centres', new towns and motorways.’
    • ‘Situated on a quiet steep street off the centre of the new town in Sozopol, it is advertised mostly by word of mouth.’
    • ‘The region's residents were, however, even less happy than the rest of the nation with the idea of living in the city centre or a new town.’
    • ‘The new towns and council-house suburbs built around factories have turned into wastelands of deprivation, breeding a jobless underclass who can survive only in a black economy.’


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