Festac Town, Nigeria, Africa
 
 
Year1977latitude: 6° 28'
longitude: 3° 16'
Period
Initiator(s)Federal Government of Nigeria
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)Nigerian
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
Design organization
Inhabitants
Target population45,000
Town website
Town related linkshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Festac_Town
http://www.festaconline.com.ng/life-in-festac/festac-town-history-and-backg round/
https://www.naij.com/601895-interesting-top-10-things-must-know-festac-town -lagos.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3W-aTst3tU
https://newtelegraphonline.com/festac-phase-ii-uncertainty-allottees-hopes- wane/
Literature

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New-Town-in-Town
Satellite
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Capital
Decentralization
Industrialization
Resettlement
Economic
 
Festac Town was built in 1977 on the initiative of the Federal government of Nigeria, to host around 45.000 visitors along with Nigerian employees and officers moving to the city in occasion of the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC), which is the reason for the town’s name.
The image of Festac Town had to evoke modernity and it was equipped with all the necessary infrastructure and services. At the conclusion of the festival the Federal Government of Nigeria allocated the housing and landed properties to eventual winners who participated in a ballot. Initial regulations forbade such winners from renting and disposing-of the properties to third parties.

source: INTI

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