A satellite town or satellite city is a concept of
urban planningreferring to a small or medium-sized city that is near a large metropolis, but predates that metropolis' suburban expansion and is at least partially independent from that metropolis economically. Essentially, satellite cities are miniature metro areason the fringe of larger ones.
atellite cities versus other types of settlement
Satellite cities differ from
suburbs in that they have distinct employment bases, commutersheds, and cultural offerings from the central metropolis, as well as an independent municipal government. Satellite cities are not bedroom communities.
Satellite cities differ from edge cities, which are suburbs with large employment bases and cultural offerings, in that satellite cities have a true historic
downtown, a distinct independent municipal government, existed as a city prior to becoming interconnected with the larger metropolitan core, and are surrounded by their own family of bedroom communities. Conceptually, satellite cities could be (and once were) self-sufficient communities outside of their larger metropolitan areas, but have become interconnected due to the suburban expansion of the larger metropolis.
Some satellite cities that are particularly close or well connected to their larger neighbors may also qualify as the "Uptown" variety of edge cities, but the terms are not synonymous.
Conceptually, satellite cities are miniature
metro areason the fringe of larger ones. Satellite cities are sometimes listed as part of the larger metro area, and sometimes listed as totally independent. In the United States, satellite cities are often (but not always) listed as independent Metropolitan Statistical Areas within a single Combined Statistical Area that is unified with the larger metropolis.
Some examples of satellite cities in the
Stamford, Connecticut(satellite of New York, NY)
Lowell, Massachusetts(satellite of Boston, MA)
Frederick, Maryland(satellite of Washington, DCand Baltimore, MD)
Kenosha, Wisconsin(satellite of Chicago, IL)
Akron, Ohio(satellite of Cleveland, OH)
Pontiac, Michigan(satellite of Detroit, MI)
Galveston, Texas(satellite of Houston, TX)
Boulder, Colorado(satellite of Denver, CO)
Tacoma, Washington(satellite of Seattle, WA)
Stockton, California(satellite of San Francisco, CA)
Oxnard, California(satellite of Los Angeles, CA)
Rural exodus, New Urbanism, Urban sprawl;Planning: Regional planning, Spatial planning
* Graham Romeyn Taylor, [http://books.google.com/books?id=MODe29dHb8oC Satellite Cities. A Study of Industrial Suburbs] . ISBN 1402161883
* Berger, A. S. (1978). [http://books.google.com/books?id=INcgTPo-U1cC The city] : urban communities and their problems. Dubuque, Iowa: Brown.
* Carpenter, N. (1931). The sociology of city life. Longmans' social science series. New York: Longmans, Green and Co.
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