Ciudad Losada, Venezuela, South America
 
 
Year1967latitude: 10° 30'
longitude: -66° 55'
Period
Initiator(s)
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)
Designer(s) / Architect(s)Walter Bor
Design organization
Inhabitants500,000
Target population400,000
Town website
Town related links
Literature- Internaional Urban Growth Policies, New Towns Contributions, Gideon Golany, 1978

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
 
Ciudad Losada was planned in the late 60s by the British office of Prof. Walter Bor, who also planned the Venezuelan new town Altagracia. It is located in the Tuy Medio, 50 kilometres south of Caracas, skirted by the main national motorway linking the capital with the west of the country. The goverment in 1957 expropraited some 690 hectares between the small towns of Santa Teresa and Santa Lucia for the development of Ciudad Losada. Its main function is to absorb the immigration that would otherwise have gone to Caracas. Also it has to provide alternative sites for industries and other forms of development. The strcucture of the city was determined by a main road network in the form of a loose 1,5 kilometer grid related to the topography. Within each environmental area created by the grid, a residential population of some 25.000 people was divided into units of 5000 to 6000 persons. The main road network had limited acces and was designed to add cross-town movement; a secondary road system carrying public transport fed into and across the environmental areas, serving local centers and residential poplation.

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