SATELLITE TOWN PLANNING CONCEPT

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1) Satellite town ( Introduction )

A satellite town or satellite city is a concept in urban planning that refers essentially to miniature metropolitan areas on the fringe of larger ones.

SATELLITE TOWN PLANNING CONCEPT ONE
  • The satellite growth implies dependency on the parent city but still possessing its own identity. When town reaches a certain size, satellite devolution must take place, to break the suburban sprawl beyond that size. Since its periphery falls away from the heart of the parent city, it becomes less convenient and uncomfortable for the distant people. e.g: Faridabad near Delhi, Marimalai near Madras, Sikandarabad near Hyderabad

The satellite town will have the following features

  1. A satellite town is also a full town in true sense but depends to certain extent on the parent city for higher Education, Employment.
  2. It is however independent in its economic, social and cultural activities.
  3. It is a pure residential units with civic amenities like small shopping centers, dispensary, primary and nursery schools etc.
  4. Here no industries are permitted, hence the people will have to depend on parent city for any workshop and employment facilities.
  5. It must be linked with parent city by easy transport facilities like buses, local trains. There will be only one arterial road for communication.
  6. It may or may not consist of zoning
  7. Every house may or may not having Gardens.
  8. It is generally situated in an open country beyond the green belt of the parent city
  9. Its size and development should be controlled and not allowed to grow more than its parent city. Otherwise it would grow to become a rival to the parent city and would create the same problems of control in future.

2) Growth of towns by flow type

SATELLITE TOWN PLANNING CONCEPT TWO

3) Development of satellite towns

  • Town or a city reach a certain limit of congestion and exhaustion
  • Land shortage, Inadequate transportation
SATELLITE TOWN PLANNING CONCEPT THREE

4) Satellite towns

SATELLITE TOWN PLANNING CONCEPT FOUR
SATELLITE TOWN PLANNING CONCEPT FIVE
SATELLITE TOWN PLANNING CONCEPT SIX

5) Satellite towns … Characteristics

SATELLITE TOWN PLANNING CONCEPT SEVEN
  • Satellite cities are small or medium-sized cities near a large metropolis;
  • Are at least partially independent from that metropolis economically and socially;
  • Are physically separated from the metropolis by rural territory; satellite cities should have their own independent urbanized area, or equivalent;
  • Have their own bedroom communities;
  • May or may not be counted as part of the large metropolis‟ Combined Statistical Area
  • Satellite townships have their own local government and corporate life.
  • They have all the necessary amenities and facilities present within their limits except for a few purposes like employment and sometimes education, they have to depend on the main city, i.e. the parent city.
  • Satellite townships generally develop beyond the green belt of the city.
  • These townships never become a rival to their parent city because their size and development is restricted and controlled.

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