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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.

INTI@Habitat III - activities

From Oct 13-21 INTI will be based in Quito at the Habitat III conference and is looking forward to welcome you. Check out the INTI’s activities agenda and join us!
Expert Group Meeting 
’Achieving Sustainable New Town Development in Developing Countries’ This event is co-organized by UN-Habitat, LHI (Land and Housing Institute, Korea) and INTI. Against the background of the exponentially increasing number of New Towns built in developing countries, this meeting discusses the possibilities to (...)

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INTI at Habitat III in Quito

Our event “New Towns; laboratories for implementation of the New Urban Agenda” has been selected as part of the official program of the Habitat III conference.
As our partner, member, colleague or friend, we invite you to join our event in Quito! Many competences and voices will help to formulate ideas and proposals to make the implementation of the New Urban Agenda a success. This event, organized in partnership with Land and Housing Research Institite (LHI) and UN Habitat, wants to create (...)

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article by Tat Lam and Yeung Ho Man Legg
Shanzhai City: What Will Make Shenzhen the Next Innovative City?
Introduction to the Shenzhen paradigm shift In the mid 1990s, OMA, the architecture office led by Rem Koolhaas, published the book S,M,L,XL with the article ‘The Generic City’. They followed up a few years later with the book Great Leap Forward. Both publications describe the Pearl River Delta and Shenzhen’s (...)

Article by Michelle Provoost
The New Urban Agenda –the Perspective of New Towns
The global urbanization, which is presently taking place, is predicted to lead to 70% of the global population living in cities by 2050. This makes clear that cities will define the social, economic, cultural and ecological quality of human life in the 21th Century. It stresses the importance to redefine what our (...)

Article by Michelle Provoost
Bottom-up is not enough
In the sixth year of the global economic crisis some interesting shifts have become visible in the architecture world. The stream of great iconic buildings (designed by the likes of Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, OMA, Foster, etc.) commissioned by commercial developers has lost momentum. Prestigious projects that were (...)

Article by Wouter Vanstiphout and Michelle Provoost
A City of Comings and Goings
Scrolling through the long list of victims of Friday 13 November 2015 in Paris, we see a heart-rending portrait of a young cosmopolitan generation from very diverse backgrounds: from the banlieues to the world of international architecture. They are not only lucky students who have seen the world on fellowships or (...)

Article by Michelle Provoost
Tema Manhean
In 1952, a year after Kwame Nkrumah became the first Prime Minister of what was then the British colony of the Gold Coast (now Ghana), the decision was made to build a brandnew harbour as part of the ambitious Volta River Project. For the relocation of Tema, a small fishing village that stood in the way of the new (...)

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