Palmas, Brazil, South America
 
 
Year1990latitude: -10° 11'
longitude: -48° 20'
Period
Initiator(s)
Planning organizationstate of Tocantins
Nationality initiator(s)
Designer(s) / Architect(s)Luis Fernando Cruvinel Teixeira
Walfredo de Oliveira Filho
Design organization
Inhabitants208,165 (2005)
Target population
Town websitehttp://www.palmas.to.gov.br/portal/index/
Town related links
Literature

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New-Town-in-Town
Satellite
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Capital
Decentralization
Industrialization
Resettlement
Economic
 
The revision of the Brazilian constitution in 1988 resulted in the creation of the new state of Tocaltins in the centre of Brazil. The city of Palmas was in created in 1990 to form the future capital of the state and to replace the temporaly state capital Miracema. The architects of the city, Luiz Fernando Cruvinel Teixeira and Walfredo de Oliveira Filho took the zoning of the federal capital Brasilia as an example for the new state capital. This resulted in a city that is made out of sectors that are seperated by parks and connected by a well designed roadsystem.

source: Ellen van Holstein 8-3-2011

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