satellite town

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satellite town. Town, self-contained and limited in size, built in the vicinity of a large town or city to house and employ those who would otherwise create a demand for expansion of the existing settlement, but dependent on the parent-city to a certain extent for population and major services. Although not to be confused with Garden Cities, satellite towns were influenced by Ebenezer Howard's theories. A distinction is also to be made between a consumer-satellite (essentially a dormitory suburb with few facilities) and a production-satellite (with capacity for commercial, industrial, and other production distinct from that of the parent town, so a New Town).


Beaujeu-Garnier & and Chabet (1967);
Davidovich & Khorev (eds.) (1962);
E. Howard (1898, 1902, 1946, 1965);
Me. Miller (1992, 2002)