A model village is a type of mostly self-contained community, in most cases built from the late eighteenth century onwards by industrialists to house their workers. Although the villages are located close to industrial sites, they are generally physically separated from them and often consist of relatively high quality housing, with integrated community amenities and attractive physical environments. "Model" is used in the sense of an ideal to which other developments could aspire.
The term "model villages" also refers to the organised resettlements of refugees in Guatemala and Vietnam, developed by the national governments to isolate civilians from guerrillas.
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... The village of Llandygai is recorded at the beginning of the nineteenth century as consisting of eight or nine houses ... The village was later developed by quarry ownber Edward Gordon Douglas-Pennant, 1st Baron Penrhyn of Llandygai as a ‘model village’ for his estate workers, in which ‘no corrupting alehouse ... walls of the Penrhyn Castle demesne walls, with the entrance to the village being some 100m from the castle's Grand Lodge ...
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... India has its equivalent as model town ... The first was Model Town, Bathinda put up with exclusive purpose of housing the employees of Guru Nanak Thermal Plant ... Similar model towns are attached with many Indian cities ...
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