Houten, Netherlands, Europe
 
 
Year1962latitude: 52° 1'
longitude: 5° 10'
Period
Initiator(s)
Planning organizationDerks stedebouw, TLU landschapsarchitetecten
Nationality initiator(s)Netherlands
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
Design organization
Inhabitants46 (2008)
Target population
Town websitehttp://www.houten.nl
Town related linkshttp://www.historischhouten.nl/
Literature- Rondom de Leedijk, Otto Wittewaall

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
 

source: http://www.kuijsten.de/atlas/ut/houten.html



source: Grote Topografische Atlas van Nederland



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Houten is located south of the city of Utrecht and has 46.479 inhabitants. The city of Houten founded on January 1st, 1962. It covers a total area of 5906 acers.

Houten has the shape of a butterfly along the railway line Utrecht-Den Bosch. Between the cityring and the neighborhoods is a shore to prevent noise pollution. Every residential area has its own atmosphere. There is much variety in form and architecture of the homes. Houten has predominantly low buildings. There is much green and there are beautiful ponds. The city is a real quiet place where residents can enjoy there lifes and find relaxation.
Houten makes much use of its history: the archaeological excavations and the interesting historical buildings have been given a place among the new neighbourhoods. The historic heart of old Houten, the old town, is preserved. That makes Houten a fascinating place: a new city with roots in the distant past.

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