Londrina, Brazil, South America
Year1929latitude: -23° 17'
longitude: -51° 10'
Planning organizationbrazilian plantantions ltd. land company of nothern paranã
Nationality initiator(s)British
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
Design organization
Inhabitants510,707 (2009)
Target population
Town websitehttp://www.londrina.pr.gov.br
Town related linkshttp://www.victoryinlondrina.com/londrina.html
Literature- Katzman, M.T.; Colonization as an Approach to Regional Development: Northern Paraná, Brazil; 1978

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
When the plans to cultivate the interior of Brazil had been in existence for almost 100 years and the government still had not succeeded in implementing a policy that would encourage that development, in the 1920s private investors decided that it would be better not to wait for the government to start the development of Brazils interior but to do it themselves. British entrepreneurs from the Brazilian plantations Ltd were prepared to invest their money in the regional and agricultural development of one of the southern states of Brazil, Paraná. The company was realizing a railroadtrack form the port Santos land inward, to provide the infrastructure that the coffeefarmers would need when they would start cultivating the interior. With the economic crisis of the 1929, the development of the trach came to a sudden end, and where the track stopped, the company directors founded the city of Londrina, Litte London. The original city pattern follows a strict north-south and west-east grids of constant square blocks. In the centre of this grid, the founders planned a central square with a roundabout encircling the park in the centre. This is wehere the mayor institutions as the townhall and the cathedral are located. Today, Londrina is the second city of the state of Paraná with a population of about 500.000 inhabitants.

source: Ellen van Holstein 8-3-2011

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