Vällingby, Sweden, Europe
Year1952latitude: 59° 21'
longitude: 17° 52'
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)
Designer(s) / Architect(s) Markelius, Backstrom, Reinius
Design organizationMaster plan: Sven Markelius City centre: Backström and Reinius
Target population
Town website
Town related linkshttp://www.aliciapatterson.org/APF001971/Downie/Downie10/Downie10.html
http://www.embarq.wri.org/documentupload/Presentation%20Pelle%20Persson%20W RI%20wout%20pics-for%20we

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy

source: David Pass: Vällingby and Farsta from Idea to reality: The New Community Development Process in Stockholm. Cambridge an

A satellite of Stockholm, Vällingby is linear city of suburbs built around five stops at the end of the subway line west of the capital. Vällingby y was the first ABC suburb - Arbete - Bostad - Centrum meaning Work - Housing - Centre - founded on the harmonic coexistence of all sections of society. It became an ideal for Swedish an international New Town planning.
Made up of a subway and traffic separation based morphology, Vällingby has an elegant and clearly defined planning pattern. The centre of the city is built on a concrete deck with the metro (Tunnelbana) running under it, connecting the city with the capital. It compresses a cinema, theatre, meeting-places, department store and church. Along the metro station density is high with high-rise blocks of flats with lower, multi-family dwellings beyond and groups of terrace houses on the periphery. The idea of gathering the terrace houses into small 'villages' of 20-30 houses and where the private lot was minimized in favour of a larger area of common land, became widespread during the 1950s and was often executed with great care.
Basically not much has been changed in Vällingby and the original character of the city is recognizable.

source: http://www.sweden.se/templates/cs/FactSheet____14340.aspx,

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