Planned cities first took shape in the United States in St. Augustine back in 1565. Marcus Hiles has stated that during the industrial revolution, company towns like Gary, Indiana were the sites of technological innovations and economic fervor. Modern communities first cropped up during the Florida land boom of the 1920s, when the famous Miami suburbs of Coral Gables, Opa-locka, and Miami Springs were fully planned with imagery to emulate the look and architecture of Spain, Arabia, and Mexico in Southern Florida. The Great Depression forced the Federal Government to build planned villages in West Virginia, Tennessee, Maryland, Ohio, and Wisconsin to ease the burden of the economic struggle on the families of coal miners, construction workers. The distant developments in Oak Ridge, TN; Richland, WA, and Los Alamos, NM were built during World War II to house the families of the scientists, engineers, and industrial workers of the Manhattan Project. Blueprinted cities cover the country today, including the nation’s capital of Washington, D.C., and capitals of the states of Mississippi, Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Utah, Florida, and Texas.

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