Satellite City

Also found in: Dictionary, Financial, Wikipedia.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Satellite City


a city or urban-type settlement that has become closely associated with a nearby larger city and that can provide production, economic, cultural, and domestic services and facilities. A satellite city often takes the form of a peripheral element of a conurbation. Contrasted with a suburb (or outskirts), a satellite city does not tend to merge with the central city: the intervening distance depends on transportation facilities that unite the economic lives of the central city and the satellite city. The industrial enterprises, scientific research institutes, higher educational institutions, and so on that are located near the major center or have been moved out as a result of reconstruction serve as a basis for a satellite city. A satellite city precludes an excessive concentration of industry and population in a large city and leads to the orderly development of the conurbation. Satellite cities exist in the USSR, Great Britain, Sweden, Finland, and other nations.

The character of a satellite city varies according to its type: industrial, industrial-transport, health resort, or residential (the so-called bedroom communities, most inhabitants of which work in the central city). Bedroom satellite cities are widespread in the capitalist nations; in socialist nations a considerable part of the population of a satellite city works locally. Thus, for example, around some of the large cities of the USSR (Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev. Kharkov) plans have been made and partially implemented to create a new type of well-planned satellite city for the decentralization of the population and the transfer of some industries from the central city. In capitalist nations the growth of satellite cities can be generally described as uncontrolled and accompanied by chaotic conurbation. The developing nations lack satellite cities because of the weak economic ties between cities.


Goroda-sputniki: Sbornik statei. Moscow, 1961.
Davidovich, V. G. Rasselenie ν promyshlennykh uzlakh. Moscow, I960.
Khauke, M. O. Prigorodnaya zona bol’shogo goroda. Moscow, I960.
Problemy sovetskogo gradostroitel’stva, vol. 13, Moscow, 1961.
Self. P. Goroda vykhodiat iz svoikh granits.... Moscow. 1962. (Translated from English.)


The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
At the project's core is Hun Sen Road, a 60 metre wide, 9.4 kilometre artery that opened last year and dissects the satellite city from north to south.
And we can laugh at programmes such as Satellite City, High Hopes and Scrum Four, which are only reflecting our national psyche, because we are a confident nation.
Satellite City parodies the Welsh psyche, as does High Hopes (which incidentally I don't enjoy).
Enough money is already being wasted in promoting the English-speaking Welsh as stupid or dishonest in dreadful programmes such as Satellite City and High Hopes and the infantile trailers for the Six Nations rugby coverage.
Although praising Satellite City, he clearly does not fully understand Valleys humour.
THE producer behind Only Fools and Horses has teamed up with the writer and star of Satellite City, Boyd Clack, for his first comedy production in Wales.
From humble cockroaches to terrific tigers, the centre is a prime choice for preparing suitable animals which have starred in productions such as Twin Town, The Lakes, August, Teletubbies and Satellite City.
After noting that there is an opportunity for the two countries to collaborate in the agricultural industry by processing cashmere and other raw materials of animal origin using Nano and biotechnologies, he also requested the Ambassador to pay attention on putting some issues the two sides previously talked into action, such as establishing a satellite city and build an Eco-city.

Full browser ?