The utopian concept of an Ideal City originates in Antiquity, and was often used in the Renaissance and later on providing better living conditions for factory workers e.a.
|Amsterdam Canal Ring||"In the 17th and 18th centuries, Amsterdam was seen as the realization of the ideal city that was used as a reference urban model for numerous projects for new cities around the world." (SOV statement)|
|Aranjuez||The city of Aranjuez was developed as an Enlightened City from 1750 on, with strict geometry.|
|Christiansfeld||example of an ideal Protestant city (AB ev)|
|Jesuit Missions of Trinidad and Jesus|
|Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos||The Jesuits were inspired by the humanist Ideal City idea (AB ev)|
|Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis||The towns and the way people lived and worked together was seen as utopian by some.|
|La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle||The town was almost entirely destroyed by fire in 1794 and had to be rebuilt from scratch. "Rationalist" principles were adopted which addressed the relationship between living conditions and "health". A town plan was developed in 1835 "designed by one of Pestalozzi's pupils (Charles-Henri Junod) and inspired by an ideal town called "Sonnenstadt", planned in 1824 by a Dr Bernhard Christoph Faust. Features included having most houses facing onto small gardens receiving the midday sun.|
|Mantua and Sabbioneta||Sabbioneta|
|Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge||Marienberg|
|Mining Sites of Wallonia||Grand Hornu: designed as an 'ideal city' at the very beginning of the Industrial Revolution on the European Continent (1810-20) (AB ev)|
|Old Town Lunenburg||"The model town was an important aspect of imperial policy for the British, to provide the functional space thought necessary for the smooth working of a colony"|
|Royal Palace at Caserta||The Silk factory etc was intended to be part of the utopian town of Ferdinandopolis|
|Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans||Project was planned, but never constructed|
|San Cristobal de La Laguna|
|The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier|
|Villa Adriana (Tivoli)||Conceived as an Ideal City, planned for this purpose by the Emperor Hadrian (AB ev)|
|Zamosc||"A unique example of a Renaissance town in Central Europe, consistently designed and built in accordance with the Italian theories of the "ideal town," on the basis of a plan which was the result of perfect cooperation between the open-minded founder, Jan Zamoyski, and the outstanding architect, Bernardo Morando. (Wiki)|
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