Radburn, United States, North America
 
 
Year1929latitude: 40° 55'
longitude: -75° 10'
Period
Initiator(s)
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)
Designer(s) / Architect(s)Clarence S. Stein
Henry Wright
Design organization
Inhabitants3,100
Target population25,000
Town websitehttp://www.radburn.org/
Town related linkshttp://en2.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radburn%2C_New_Jersey
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
 

source: From Greenbelt: History of a New Town 1937-1987


adburn, New Jersey is a new town in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, which was founded in 1929 as 'A town for the motor age'. Its planners Clarence Stein and Henry Wright aimed to incorporate modern planning principles then being introduced into places such as England's Garden Cities following the ideals of Ebenezer Howard and Patrick Geddes. One of the key design elements is the separation of traffic by mode, so that the path system doesn't cross any major roads at grade. This creates 'superblocks', which are largely residential. The hope of this design is that the neighborhoods that are created allow children to walk to school without fear of being hit by cars. The community has about 3100 people, living in 469 houses, 48 townhouses, 30 duplexes, and one 93 unit apartment complex.

Only two of the three planned neighbourhoods were started, neither was completed.

source: http://www.fact-index.com/r/ra/radburn__new_jersey.html

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