Together with our local partners, the African Centre for Cities (ACC) and the City of Cape Town Planning Department, the International New Town Institute (INTI) has initiated the Density Syndicate, to study the possibilities for increasing Cape Town’s urban density, by using the combined design intelligence of Dutch and South African architects and planners. The Density Syndicate will organize strategic partnerships between 5 Dutch and 5-10 South African architects (and urban planners) to connect these creative thinkers to Cape Town’s most urgent urban planning challenges.
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New New Towns is an international, multi-disciplinary research program organized by the International New Town Institute (INTI). The New New Towns program is dedicated to improve the urban and social quality of six exceptional New Towns in transition. These cities are experiencing fast urbanization and they face major urban planning issues.
DA LANG FEVER
Shenzhen is upgrading its industry. It results in empty factory buildings and in huge demographic changes within the migrant population. It implies a transition from a blue-collar to a white-collar society. The economic success of Shenzhen is based on cheap labor. Nonetheless, blue-collar migrants are considered to be both problematic and (...)
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Toulouse-Le Mirail; De voorstad brandt
In search of new values
While many new cities are being built worldwide the private sector is taking many of the traditional roles of the government in planning and governance. What does that mean for the quality of our future cities? And what role is there in this new constellation for city leaders? In Western Europe the idea of building a new city from scratch has (...)
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