King City, Ghana, Africa
 
 
Year2012latitude: 4° 57'
longitude: -1° 47'
Period2012-2023
Initiator(s)Stephen Jennings, Rendeavour
Planning organizationRendeavour
Nationality initiator(s)Ghana, New Zealand, United States, Norway
Designer(s) / Architect(s)DLC Group, SA
Jakša Barbir
Design organization
Inhabitants
Target population88,000
Town websitehttp://www.kingcity.com.gh/
Town related linkshttp://www.dlcgroup.co.za/index.php/case-studies/4-case-study-kings-city-kp one-apolonia
http://www.renaissancegroup.com/UrbanDevelopments/Portfolio/KingCity/
http://www.jaksabarbir.com/Home/Projects/projects-2011
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
 


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Located near the city ok Takoradi, in the Western region of Ghana, King City raises in an area recently considered as a major growth center, due to offshore oil and gas discoveries attracting people and capital.
With the desire to decongest the cities of Accra-Tema, Takoradi and Kumasi and also provide decent but affordable accommodation to the working class, two new cities, the Appolonia City of Light and King City, took part of a greater plan by an investment group to develop urban centres that meet the growing expectation of Africa's cities.
King City will be a sustainable, mixed-use, mixed-income development that promotes economic activity and environmental quality. It will include 25,000 new housing units, 1.5 million m² of floor space dedicated to retail, offices, industry and commerce. Over 30 percent of King City is allocated for green space. King City should be completed in 10 years

source: http://www.kingcity.com.gh/

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