Transmission City is a sequence of several historical linear cities. Although the linear city itself is contested (Doxiadis), the model of the linear city has been used globally.
In these plans, an infrastructural axis runs through the center, connecting fragments like beads on a necklace. Mobility is used as an attractor for development: promenades, roads and rail are used to enable pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and passengers to traverse this line.
In Transmission City, the relationship between technology, fuel, speed, time and scale becomes apparent.
1 million Woningwet houses by the Second World War
'Rijksdienst voor het Nationale Plan' (National Service for the National Plan)
Part of Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (Binnenlandse zaken)
'Ministerie van Wederopbouw en Volkshuisvesting'
1 milion post-war buildings built by 1962
'Ministerie van Volkshuisvesting en Ruimtelijke Ordening' (VRO)
'Adviescommissie Experimentele Woningbouw' (1968) and later 'Stichting Coördinatie Ontwikkeling Woning en Omgeving (COWOM)' (1972)
'Volkshuisvesting, Ruimtelijke Ordening en Milieubeheer' (VROM)