Halle-Neustadt was a city in the German Democratic Republic . It was established as a new town on 12 May 1967, as an independent and autonomous city. The population in 1972 was 51,600 and in 1981 was more than 93,000. On 6 May 1990, Halle-Neustadt merged back into Halle again. The population has halved since then and was about 45,157 inhabitants on 31 December 2010. Halle Neustadt has been praised for being “sustainable” as a result of its urban planning, which includes high density living, a tram line serving the central corridor and the regional suburban rail system .
The development itself extends east to west for approximately 4 km and is approximately one kilometre wide. Much of the housing is located within the international mass transit standard of 400 metres from a station on the core axis. Virtually all housing is high rise, with some towers reaching 11 floors. Medium rise buildings tend to have six floors without lifts.
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