Dom novogo byta (House for the new way of life) at Shvernika street in Cheryomushki, Moscow, 1969
In 1965 the city hall approved a design drafted by a group of planners under Natan Osterman for a Dom novogo byta, to hold 2,200 young adults in the Tenth Block of Novyye Chreremushki at 19 ulitsa Shvernika and serve as a prototype for the urban USSR. Its twin sixteen-story towers were to be joined by a service pod containing an auditorium, dance hall, swimming pool, and calisthenics rooms; meals were to be taken in messes rather than in the apartments; there would be extended care for toddlers and after-hours programs for schoolchildren.
Nova Cidade de Kilamba (Kilamba New City) is a large housing development 30 km (18 miles) from Luanda, the capital city of Angola. It is being built by the China International Trust and Investment Corporation and is largely empty. Kilamba was designed to accommodate 500,000 people and includes 750 eight-storey apartment blocks, over 100 commercial premises and a dozen schools. The cost is reported as US$3.5 billion, financed by a Chinese credit line and repaid by the Angolan government with oil. It is probably one of the largest construction projects in Africa. As of July 2012, the buildings are largely complete but still unoccupied. Only 220 apartments had been sold out of the first release of 2,800.
Luník IX is a borough in the city of Košice (Slovakia), originally built for 2,500 inhabitants, but it is estimated that the population is now three times larger.
The borough was originally built as a neighbourhood for army, police officers and Roma. Over time, the non-Roma population gradually moved away, with the Roma taking flats after them, and the borough turned into a Roma ghetto.