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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.

Article by Michelle Provoost
The Openheid State. From closed to open society in Cape Town
It is hard to conceive of a country where contemporary city planning has had a more negative impact on society than in South Africa. In this country, the ‘makeable’ world and social engineering were so ‘successful’ thanks to the apartheid regime that the potential of city planning to shape society has been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt. In (...)

column by Rachel Keeton
Lost in translation
New town narratives
Parisian banlieues such as Clichy-sous-Bois, Bondy and Corbeil-Essonnes have known their fair share of notoriety in the last decade. Second- and third-generation immigrants in these suburban communities often lack access to job opportunities and suffer from staggering youth unemployment rates. Often cited as a major failure of the French (...)

Article by Joris van Casteren
Albertslund; Berenklauwen in de tuin
This is the fifth installment in Joris van Casteren’s series on New Towns across Europe. In this article from the fall issue of Hollands Diep, Van Casteren explores this Danish New Town and the people that call it home. In new town Albertslund bij Kopenhagen vecht een groepje pioniers voor het behoud van de experimentele bunkerwoningen. In (...)

column by Rachel Keeton
Milton Keynes Calling
New town narratives
Milton Keynes, a British New Town established in 1967, has struggled with the same problems that often plague the post-war generation of master-planned communities. Establishing a strong identity and challenging a uniform demographic can become major feats for New Towns that were planned in (and for) a specific period of time. And as young (...)

Article by Maaike Zwart
Slowing Down Shenzhen: An Inclusive Planning Approach to Regenerate the Homogeneous Industrial Areas of Shenzhen, China
Can you imagine standing in one of the world’s most well-known factories, in the middle of an area called ‘the factory of the world’ without even realizing it? That is what happened to me one year ago when I entered the walls of the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen. All day long, I had been visiting factories in Da Lang Neighborhood, my research area (...)

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‘De Vinexmensen’. (Sub)urbane toekomst bedacht en ontworpen door een community
Start van de community. ‘De Vinexmensen’ is een van de drie communities die in het kader van het Jaar van de Ruimte 2015 is opgericht. Deze community richt zich op de Vinexwijken die in het kader van de Vierde Nota Extra zijn ontstaan. In 2015 vieren ze hun 25-jarige verjaardag. De community is een netwerk van geïnteresseerde personen en instanties, bewoners en ontwerpers, steden en wijken, die zich buigen over wat de Vinex op dit moment is en wat het in de toekomst kan worden. Met behulp van de community worden inzichten verkregen over het type stadscultuur dat inmiddels in de Vinex is (...)

The prestigious competition for the Global Schindler Award is open: it asks for a design concept for the Shenzhen city district Sungang (...)

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Transformation of Cape Town’s Informal Settlements: “The Pressure Cooker on the Boil” | Quaderns quaderns.coac.net The apartheid regime in (...)

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