Gaborone, Botswana, Africa
 
 
Year1964latitude: -24° 38'
longitude: 25° 55'
Period
Initiator(s)
Planning organizationMafeking Public Works Department
Nationality initiator(s)
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
Design organization
Inhabitants191,000 (2006)
Target population
Town website
Town related linkshttp://www.newint.org/issue202/four.htm
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
 


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source: A. C. Mosha "The City of Gaborone, Botswana. Planning and Managment"


It was this modest site that was chosen in 1964, just before independence, as the new capital of the country. Enthusiastic town planners set about building an entirely new capital city and the administrative centre was moved from Mafikeng. The town planners of the 1960s created a new parliament, government buildings and Africa's first traffic-free shopping mall where pedestrians could wander and shop, safe from the traffic, under the shade of the original trees.


In 1966 Gaborone became the capital of newly independent Botswana. Two decades later, in 1986, it was declared a city. Today, stimulated by the discovery of diamonds and the rising wealth of the nation, Gaborone has become one of the fastest growing cities in the world, while still preserving its offbeat rural charm.

source: http://www.discover-botswana.com/articles/gaborone.php

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