Cities come in all shapes and sizes-but through history, being well planned is, as cities go, a virtue. Best-planned cities are hard to find.
From the ruins of Mohenjo Daro and Harappa to the organized cities of today, well-planned cities never fail to wonder.
Best Planned Cities in The World
We have compiled a list of best-planned cities!
1. Singapore City, Singapore
The sovereign city-state of Singapore, located in South East Asia, is also the only island city state in the world.
With its well-developed infrastructure, perfectly designed neighborhoods, and public spaces, this is an incredibly well-planned city indeed.
2. Chandigarh, India
A union territory of India that serves as the capital city of both Punjab and Haryana, this was one of the early planned cities of post-independence India
A well-planned city indeed, its master plan was the work of Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier.
3. Zurich, Switzerland
The largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zurich, this picturesque city is located at the northwestern tip of Lake Zurich.
This is a city that is connected to the countryside, with a well-functioning transport system.
4. Seoul, South Korea
The capital of South Korea is a metropolis teeming with modern skyscrapers, high-tech subways as well as relics of the indigenous culture, like old markets and Buddhist temples.
The great magnitude of the city, as well as its efficient transport system, adds cohesion to this conglomeration.
5. Copenhagen, Denmark
The most populated city of Denmark, it’s capital city, Copenhagen is also one of the most well-planned cities in the world.
Its popularization of the use of bicycles is also a great step forward in sustainable, environment-friendly urban living.
6. Washington D.C., USA
While the central location of this city was vital to its being crowned the US capital, this is not where the merits of the District ended.
With its organized roads and its wide array of monuments, this is among the most well-planned cities in the world.
7. Amsterdam, Netherlands
An efficient system of housing blocks, a canal system, and a combination of old and modern architecture qualify this beautiful European city as one of the most well-planned cities in the world.
8. Brasilia, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro’s successor as the Brazilian capital, this is not only a very well-planned city but also a uniquely planned one-being in the shape of a huge bird!
9. Paris, France
Paris is widely celebrated as a uniquely beautiful city, a romantic one, and a significant cultural hub. In addition to being all these, it is also a very well-planned city indeed.
Baron Haussman renovated the city in the mid-19th century.
10. Montreal, Canada
The largest city in Canada’s Quebec province, this is a very well-planned city. Many of its boroughs were once independent cities.
The second most populous city in Canada, it is set on an island.