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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.


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
Droomstreden
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 (...)


Article by Michelle Provoost
To predict the future of technology, figure out how bureaucrats will use it.
Few trends in the professional world of architecture and planning have been as annoying over the last few years as the Smart City phenomenon, but now it’s time to give up resistance: it seems like Smart Cities are here to stay. Why are Smart Cities so annoying? In the first place it’s the old-fashioned futurism, the jubilant mood about new (...)

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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 (...)


INTI congratulates urbanism students Bang Fu, Jiping Peng, Chen Wei, Haotian Lin and Jiayao Liu with passing their graduation from (...)

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