Every ConnectedCity has a master plan, usually made originally by the local authorities under a co-operation agreement. Each now has a single council. Together these councils cover most of the country.
The ConnectedCities model has ensured that growth is widely distributed across a whole country. The rate of growth in mega cities has declined and, No-one has to move too far to find a home. In many ConnectedCities, development is happening simultaneously at several locations.
Towns and villages not on the rail network have had very little growth, as development pressures were released by expansion in the pedsheds of the ConnectedCities. Combined with the policy of only building within I km of a station, this has preserved the traditional pattern of small towns in the countryside.
ConnectedCity councils are working with partners in the public and private sectors to improve the transport network, re-open disused rail lines and create new inter-town routes, which transform rural towns into connected towns, and enable them to be part of the prosperity which the ConnectedCities model of sustainable development brings.