Park Forest, United States, North America
 
 
Year1947latitude: 41° 28'
longitude: -87° 40'
Period1947-1972
Initiator(s)
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)
Designer(s) / Architect(s)Elbert Peets
Design organizationAmerican Community Builders
Inhabitants23,000
Target population110,000
Town websitehttp://www.villageofparkforest.com
Town related links
Literature- Hugh Mields, 'Federally Assisted New Communities. New Dimensions in Urban Development', Washington 1973

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
 
Park Forest, Illinois, situated 40 mi. from Chicago, was planned ten years after the Greenbelt towns with the same ideas. Park Forest was one of the first planned communities with a 'regional shopping center' functioning as a hub for the community. Another novelty was the development of rental houses.

In 1968 the HUD approved Park Forest South as a Title IV New Community.

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