Woden, Australia, Australia
 
 
Year1962latitude: -35° 20'
longitude: 149° 5'
Period
Initiator(s)
Planning organizationNone
Nationality initiator(s)None
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
Design organizationThe National Capital Development Commission
Inhabitants
Target population
Town website
Town related linkshttp://www.tomw.net.au/cnbst4.html
http://www.nationalcapital.gov.au/history/history_10.htm
Literature- Hugh Stretton, Ideas for Australian Cities, third edition, Transit Australia Publishing, Sydney 2001 (1970) p. 54-57, 69-72

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
 
Woden was the first of Canberra's new satellite town districts to be built according to the Y-plan. It features 13 suburbs arranged around a town centre and merges with Weston Creek. The majority of the suburbs are characterised by detached single family homes. Some also have pockets of medium density units or town houses. The district is intersected by roads linking the suburbs, the main roads typically parklike flanked with mounds of earth, trees and bushes. The new towns around Canberra were planned and built with many of the characteristics of independent towns; with their own commercial, employment and retail centres. No industry. The population distribution in 2003 was 20% in Canberra Central, 17% in Woden-Weston Creek, 27% in Belconnen, 8% in Gungahlin and Hall and 28% in Tuggeranong.

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