New Towns

New Towns which are specifically included in the nomination.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Edinburgh "the neoclassical New Town, whose development from the 18th century onwards had a far-reaching influence on European urban planning"
Great Spa Towns of Europe The new town of Františkovy Lázně "was laid out initially along a central axis (founded on Baroque principles of axiality and symmetry) within which the principal functions of the spa were concentrated." (Ab Ev)
Naples Nea Polis (Neápolis/Napoli) means New Town. It was founded as an extension of the old Greek town of Parthenope.
Nice "(...) vacationing led to the proactive implementation of specific forms of town planning which were deployed in several phases, first from the first two poles constituted by the "Vila Nova" and the "New Borough" (...)" (Official description) – Next to a pre-existing urban core, a new town was formed from the end of the 18th century, whose development and characteristics were determined by the winter resort function in the 19th century, and an increasingly important summer resort function from the 1920s. (Nomination file, p. 300)
Prague "a supreme manifestation of Medieval urbanism (the New Town of Emperor Charles IV built as the New Jerusalem)"
Quedlinburg "Around the year 1,200, the Quedlinburg New Town began to develop along the walls of the Old Town behind the Mühlgraben canal. Its inhabitants came from the villages surrounding Quedlinburg"
Riga " the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries, when Art Nouveau was at the height of its popularity, Riga experienced an unprecedented financial and demographic boom.... The middle class of Riga used their acquired wealth to build imposing apartment blocks outside the former city walls" (wiki)
Strasbourg "the Neustadt, new town, designed and built under the German administration (1871-1918)"


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