This is a list of planned cities (sometimes known as planned communities or new towns) by country. Additions to this list should be cities whose overall form (as opposed to individual neighborhoods or expansions) has been determined in large part in advance on a drawing board, or which were planned to a degree which is unusual for their time and place.
- Adelaide, South Australia
- Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
- Churchill, Victoria
- Eaglemont, Victoria
- Environa, New South Wales – never built
- Garden City, Victoria
- Griffith, New South Wales
- Inala, Queensland
- Springfield, Queensland
- Joondalup, Western Australia
- Karratha, Western Australia
- Leeton, New South Wales
- Melbourne City Centre, Victoria
- Mildura, Victoria
- Monarto, South Australia – never built
- Multifunction Polis, South Australia – never built
- Palmerston, Northern Territory
- Perth, Western Australia
- Yallourn, Victoria
- Água Boa, Mato Grosso
- Águas de São Pedro, São Paulo
- Alta Floresta, Mato Grosso
- Apucarana, Paraná
- Aracaju, Sergipe
- Arapongas, Paraná
- Ariquemes, Rondônia
- Belmonte, Santa Catarina
- Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais – inaugurated in 1897
- Boa Vista, Roraima
- Brasília, Distrito Federal
- Cambé, Paraná
- Cascavel, Paraná
- Cataguases, Minas Gerais – most of the town's central areas were developed according to a plan, though the rest of the town has since grown randomly
- Chapecó, Santa Catarina
- Cianorte, Paraná
- Colíder, Mato Grosso
- Curitiba, Paraná
- Erechim, Rio Grande do Sul
- Fordlândia – a dream of Henry Ford, now abandoned
- Goiânia, Goiás
- Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais (1915)
- Ilha Solteira, São Paulo
- Ipatinga, Minas Gerais
- Loanda, Paraná
- Londrina, Paraná
- Lucas do Rio Verde, Mato Grosso
- Maringá, Paraná
- Naviraí, Mato Grosso do Sul
- Nova Andradina, Mato Grosso do Sul
- Nova Londrina, Paraná
- Nova Mutum, Mato Grosso
- Palmas, Tocantins
- Paragominas, Pará
- Paranavaí, Paraná
- Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro
- Primavera do Leste, Mato Grosso
- Rolândia, Paraná
- Salvador, Bahia
- Sinop, Mato Grosso
- Sorriso, Mato Grosso
- Teresina, Piauí – inaugurated in 1852 from Oeiras
- Toledo, Paraná
- Três Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul
- Umuarama, Paraná
- Vilhena, Rondônia
Planned cities of Eastern Canada are notable. In Western Canada, however, virtually all cities and towns created after the 1870 Dominion Lands Act (the majority of all such cities) were planned. Most were railway towns, surveyed and subdivided by the powerful railway companies. For example, both Medicine Hat, Alberta; and Swift Current, Saskatchewan, were founded by the Canadian Pacific Railway during construction of Canada's main transcontinental line. The only cities in Western Canada that grew organically were those – usually founded before 1870 – that grew up around fur-trade forts, police outposts or Christian missions.
- Batawa, Ontario
- Bramalea, Ontario – now a part of Brampton
- Broughton, Nova Scotia – failed
- Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador
- Deep River, Ontario
- Don Mills, Ontario – now a part of Toronto
- Erin Mills – a planned community of Mississauga, Ontario
- Fermont, Quebec
- Gagnon, Quebec
- Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland
- Guelph, Ontario
- Kapuskasing, Ontario
- Kitimat, British Columbia
- Mount Royal, Quebec
- New Westminster, British Columbia – designed by Richard Moody of the Royal Engineers to be the capital of the Colony of British Columbia
- Oromocto, New Brunswick
- Pinawa, Manitoba
- Thompson, Manitoba
- Townsend, Ontario – failed
- Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia
- Vaughan, Ontario
China, People's Republic
D – F
G – H
- Bremerhaven, Bremen
- Eisenhüttenstadt, Brandenburg
- Freudenstadt, Baden-Württemberg
- Glückstadt, Schleswig-Holstein
- Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg
- Ludwigslust, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
- Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg
- Putbus, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
- Salzgitter, Lower Saxony
- Bielefeld-Sennestadt, North Rhine Westphalia
- Welthauptstadt Germania – a renewal of Berlin; never built
- Wilhelmshaven, Lower Saxony
- Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony
- Aali shahr, Bushehr Province
- Alavicheh, Isfahan Province
- Andisheh, Tehran Province
- Baharestan, Isfahan, Isfahan Province
- Hashtgerd, Alborz Province
- Isfahan, Isfahan Province
- Mohajeran, Hamadan Province
- Parand, Tehran Province
- Pardis, Tehran Province
- Poulad-shahr, Isfahan Province
- Ramshar, Sistan and Baluchestan Province
- Sahand, East Azerbaijan Province
- Shahin Shahr, Isfahan Province
- Shahriar, East Azerbaijan
- Shirin Shahr, Khuzestan Province
Friuli Venezia Giulia
- Campo Giavesu
- Tanca Marchesa
- Villaggio Calik
J – L
- Planned cities
All the cities in Hokkaido are planned cities.
- Ōshū, Iwate
- Historic Monuments and Sites of Hiraizumi
- Sendai/Izumi-ku, Sendai
- Tomiya, Miyagi
- Ōgata, Akita
- Tsukuba, Ibaraki
- Saitama City
- Tokyo City – old palace Edo
- Chiba, Chiba
- Kamakura, Kanagawa
- Kōka, Shiga
- Kyoto – old palace Heian-kyō
- Kyōtanabe, Kyoto
- Nara – old palace Heijō-kyō
- Asuka, Yamato/Asuka-kyō
- Tenri, Nara
- Sakurai, Nara
- Kōryō, Nara
- Kibi Plateau city
- Osaka – Naniwa-kyō
- Sakai, Osaka
- Fukuoka City
- Dazaifu, Fukuoka/Dazaifu (government)
- Naha, Okinawa
- Shuri, Okinawa
- Planned University Towns, Science Cities
- New Town
- Near Sapporo
- Sweden Hills
- Eniwa New Town Megumino
- Near Tokyo
- Near Nagoya
- Near Osaka
- Near Hiroshima
M - N
Most Mexican cities founded during the period of New Spain were planned from the beginning. There are historical maps showing the designs of most cities; however, as time passed and the cities grew, the original planning disappeared. A number of tourist cities have recently been built, such as Cancun or Puerto Peñasco; the latest city to be planned in Mexico was Delicias. Some of these cities are:
- Fontvieille – started 1971 and finished in the early 1980s
- Le Portier – a district to be built in the west of Fontvieille
Q – R
Cities built in the 1960s
Cities built in the 1970s
Cities built in the 1980s
Cities built in the 1990s
Cities built in the 2000s
Cities built in the 2010s
- Falköping, Västergötland
- Gothenburg, Västergötland and Bohuslän
- Hässleholm, Scania
- Jakriborg, Scania
- Karlshamn, Blekinge (naval fortress town)
- Karlskrona, Blekinge (naval fortress town)
- Kiruna, Lapland
- Kristianstad, Scania (fortress town)
- Nässjö, Småland
- Stockholm, Södermanland and Uppland – satellite towns
This includes all new towns created under the New Towns Act 1946 and successive acts, as well as some communities not designated under this name.
New communities built in the Colonial and post-Colonial era
- Annapolis, Maryland
- Augusta, Georgia
- Charleston, South Carolina
- Columbia, South Carolina
- Holyoke, Massachusetts
- Mobile, Alabama
- New Haven, Connecticut – the first planned city in America; designed in 1638
- New Orleans, Louisiana
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Raleigh, North Carolina
- Richmond, Virginia
- Rogersville, Tennessee
- Savannah, Georgia
- Washington, D.C.
- Williamsburg, Virginia
- Wilmington, North Carolina
- Winston-Salem, North Carolina – planned by the Moravians; later merged with Winston
New communities built in the 19th century
- Amarillo, Texas
- Austin, Texas
- Back Bay – section of Boston, Massachusetts
- Brownsville, Texas
- Buffalo, New York
- Corpus Christi, Texas
- Dallas, Texas
- DuPont, Washington
- Fort Worth, Texas
- Glendale, Ohio
- Houston, Texas
- Huntington, West Virginia
- Indianapolis, Indiana
- Llewellyn Park, New Jersey
- Manchester, New Hampshire
- Most of the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York – New York City originated in the 1620s without a master plan, but the Commissioners' Plan of 1811 defined the street layout for the borough north of Houston Street.
- Memphis, Tennessee – a grid plan with a public promenade along the Mississippi River and four designated public squares; surveyed in 1819
- Midland, Texas
- Milledgeville, Georgia
- New Plymouth, Idaho
- Parksley, Virginia
- Pullman, Illinois – now part of Chicago
- Riverside, Illinois
- San Antonio, Texas
- Salt Lake City, Utah
- Shreveport, Louisiana
- St. Petersburg, Florida
- Tallahassee, Florida
- Tampa, Florida
- Topeka, Kansas
- Vandergrift, Pennsylvania
New communities built in the early 20th century
- Atascadero, California
- Avondale Estates, Georgia
- Baldwin Hills Village, California
- Cerritos, California
- Chatham Village, Pittsburgh
- Commerce, California
- Coral Gables, Florida
- Fairfield, Alabama
- Highland Park, Texas
- Industry, California
- Kingsport, Tennessee
- Longview, Washington
- Mariemont, Ohio
- Minden, Nevada
- Radburn, New Jersey
- Roland Park, Baltimore, Maryland
- Shaker Heights, Ohio
- Sugar Land, Texas
- Sunnyside Gardens, New York
- Twin Falls, Idaho
- Venice, Florida
- The Woodlands, Texas
New communities built with federal aid in the 1930s and for Defense Housing in Early 1940s
- Arthurdale, West Virginia
- Audubon Park, New Jersey
- Boulder City, Nevada
- Greenbelt, Maryland
- Greendale, Wisconsin
- Greenhills, Ohio
- Henderson, Nevada
- Norris, Tennessee
- Roosevelt, New Jersey
- Winfield Township, New Jersey
Secret cities built as part of the Manhattan Project
The Manhattan Project was the successful effort by the U.S. government to develop an atomic bomb during World War II.
New communities built privately in the post-World War II era
- Babbitt, Minnesota
- Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota
- Joppatowne, Maryland
- Levittown, New York
- Levittown, Pennsylvania
- Park Forest, Illinois – Chicago suburb
- Rohnert Park, California
- Sharpstown, Houston, Texas
- Silver Bay, Minnesota
- Willingboro, New Jersey
New communities built in the 1960s and 1970s
- Anaheim Hills, California*
- Arcosanti, Arizona
- Audubon New Community, New York – near Buffalo
- Aventura, Florida
- Clear Lake City, Houston, Texas
- Columbia, Maryland
- Cold Spring, Maryland – Baltimore
- Coral Springs, Florida
- Coto de Caza, California
- Crofton, Maryland
- First Colony, Sugar Land, Texas – see Sugar Land, Texas
- Foster City, California
- Hawaii Kai, Hawaii
- Irvine, California*
- King City, Oregon
- Kingwood, Houston, Texas
- La Vista, Nebraska
- Las Colinas, Irving, Texas
- Laguna Niguel, California
- Mililani, Hawaii*
- Mission Viejo, California
- Palm Coast, Florida
- Peachtree City, Georgia
- Peachtree Corners, Georgia
- Reston, Virginia
- Rio Rancho, New Mexico
- Sugar Creek, Sugar Land, Texas – see Sugar Land, Texas
- Sunriver, Oregon
- Valley Ranch, Irving, Texas
- Village of Cross Keys, Maryland – see Baltimore, Maryland
- Woodhaven, Fort Worth, Texas
• Anaheim Hills and Irvine, California; and Mililani, Hawaii, began construction in the 1970s, but have not been completed due to their size, and will not be completed for at least ten years.
- Cedar-Riverside, Minnesota – Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Flower Mound, Texas – near Dallas, Texas
- Gananda, New York – near Rochester, New York
- Harbison, South Carolina – near Columbia, South Carolina
- Jonathan, Minnesota – near Minneapolis
- Maumelle, Arkansas – near Little Rock, Arkansas
- Newfields, Ohio – Dayton, Ohio
- Park Forest South, Illinois – near Chicago, Illinois
- Radisson, New York – near Syracuse, New York
- Riverton, New York – near Rochester, New York
- Roosevelt Island, New York – part of New York City
- Shenandoah, Georgia – near Atlanta, Georgia
- Soul City, North Carolina – Warren County, North Carolina
- St. Charles, Maryland – Charles County, Maryland
- San Antonio Ranch, Texas – near San Antonio, Texas
- The Woodlands, Texas – near Houston, Texas
New communities built privately in the 1980s and 1990s
- Anthem, Arizona
- Carolina Forest, South Carolina
- Celebration, Florida
- Eagle Mountain, Utah – planned for 150,000 population
- Greatwood, Sugar Land, Texas – see Sugar Land, Texas
- Kapolei, Hawaii
- Laguna West, California
- New Territory, Sugar Land, Texas – see Sugar Land, Texas
- Phillips Ranch, California
- Port Liberte, New Jersey
- Rancho Santa Margarita, California
- Seaside, Florida
- Southern Village, North Carolina
- Summerlin, Nevada – in the Las Vegas Valley
- Suncadia, Washington
- Viera, Florida
- Westchase, Florida
- Weston, Florida
New communities built privately in the 21st century
Unbuilt or under construction planned cities
Examples of unbuilt planned cities include Walt Disney's Progress City in Florida and Frank Lloyd Wright's Broadacre City.
The following list is organized by state:
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