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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 Merve Bedir
Transformation of Cape Town’s Informal Settlements: “The Pressure Cooker on the Boil”
The apartheid regime in South Africa maintained its rule through the ‘organization of urban space into racially segregated living areas’. Since the regime’s fall [1990], the easing of migration rules to cities have lead to the rapid growth of informal settlements in South Africa’s major cities: In 2010, the total population of informal settlements (...)


article by Jiayao Liu
Farming Chinese New Towns. Rethinking the roles of the agricultural landscape in new town development in China
This short read provides a brief review of my graduation thesis: Farming Guangming: Articulating agricultural landscape and new town development for the “Green City” Guangming in Shenzhen. My thesis questions the current urban development and planning practices when dealing with agriculture in metropolitan areas, and argues that being an (...)


Article by Marco Bontje
Living in Shenzhen: attractive for creatives?
Like many cities across the globe, Shenzhen is attempting to redevelop itself as a ‘creative city’. This policy concept can mean different things to different people. Strategies aiming at becoming a ‘creative city’ refer to attracting and developing cultural and creative industries like architecture, design, media, games, advertising, and of (...)


Article by Joris van Casteren
’Van de idealen komt weinig meer terecht’
Droomstreden
Nergens functioneerde de Zweedse welvaartsstaat zo volmaakt als in Tensta en Rinkeby. Als vanzelf veranderden de bewoners er in ’goede, democratische burgers’. Tegenwoordig zijn het achterstandsbuurten waar Zweden liever niet komen. ’Pippi Langslet zeiden ze tegen me! Dat is toch niet normaal?’ In het smetteloze centrum van Stockholm neem ik op (...)


article by Rachel Keeton
Real-world testing ground
EU Export
BERLIN (DE) — In a new series, the International New Town Institute (INTI) presents the exportation of European models (urban planning, landscape architecture, social housing, water management, branding tools and technology) to various corners of the world. The influence of German multinational Siemens in the development of ecocity Masdar is (...)

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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 (...)



Michelle Provoost was Canvas (VRT) with Flemish prime minister Geert Bourgeois and Joachim Declerck for Studio De Stad, to be broadcast (...)

The Density Syndicate is almost ready to present their findings to the public: at Oktober 30th the ACC-organized 'City Desired' (...)

"It is time to think radically different about delivering fairness" -- we think so, too! How to build a fairer city (...)