Program conference 28 June - INTI - International New Town Institute



Program conference 28 June

The International New Town Day 2017 is hosted in Milton Keynes (UK) on June 28th, 2017, as part of an Urban Fest celebrating the city’s 50th anniversary. It is combined with a Welcome Soirée (June 27th), a tour excursion (June 29th) and exhibitions, art events and lectures. The week of events also includes the Academy of Urbanism one day conference (June 30th).

Provisional Schedule June 28, Middleton Hall, Milton Keynes

- 09:00 - 10:00 Introduction

  • Welcome by David Hopkins Mayor Elect of Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • Keynote lecture by Michelle Provoost, director of INTI

- 10:00 - 11:30 Morning Session: Updating the Welfare State Cities
The morning session will look at the welfare state cities and how they are trying to adapt to migrations. With the aim to understand and analyze ’New Towns as Cities of Comings and Goings’, this session will reflect on their identity, culture and diversity as places where people have migrated to and from.

  • Gellerup, Aarhus (DK) - create an inclusive environment through physical radical changes with Per Frølund, Project Manager of the Gellerup Secretariat, Aarhus Municipality
  • Milton Keynes (UK) - An overview of MK in the midst of becoming a Multicultural New Town with Marc Clapson, Professor of Social and Urban History Department of History, Sociology and Criminology University of Westminster, UK
  • Vantaa (Finland) - A resilient approach to prevent segregation with Tarja Laine - Head of Urban Planning, Municipality of Vantaa, FI
  • Thamesmead (London, UK) - culture-led urban regeneration with John Lewis, Executive Director Thamesmead (Peabody Group)

The session will be followed by a panel discussion with

  • Helena Mattsson, - Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Head of department KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Joe Abbey, Managing Director Tema Development Corporation, Tema, Ghana
  • Katy Bennett, Associate Professor in Human Geography, University of Leicester, UK

Moderation by Kieran Long, Victorian & Albert Museum and next new director of ArkDes, Sweden’s national centre for architecture and design

- 11:30 - 11:45 coffee-break

- 11:45 - 13:00 Architecture and Design solutions for the Arrival City
Projects and housing refugee’s solutions around Europe

  • case 1: Amsterdam - Startblok Riekerhaven - New housing solutions to tackle emerging housing challenges with Rienk Postuma, , Project Manager Woonstichting de Key, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • case 2: German solutions to the Arrival City - Passing beyond emergency with Philipp Misselwitz, Director Habitat Unit, TU Berlin (tbc)
  • case 3: Amsterdam - London "The Bike Project" - the city as emancipation machine with David Janner-Klausner, founder of "The Bike Project", local development, urbanism and sustainability expert

- 13:00 - 14:00 lunch break

- 14:00 - 15:45 Afternoon Session: New Emerging Themes
This session will look at what futures can we think of for our New Towns with the perspective of migration as a permanent phenomenon and how can New Towns better respond to these developments.

  • Almere, Amsterdam, Cergy Pontoise, MK: the emergence of a Migrant Middle classes in New Towns in Europe with Ivan Nio, urban sociologist, Urban Researchers, The Netherlands
  • Shenzhen (China): Upgrading of migrant population with Tat Lam, Director Shanzhai City, Shenzhen, China
  • Prato (Italy): Conflicts and diversity, how to turn them into an opportunity with Valerio Barberis, Alderman Spatial Planning, municipality of Prato, Italy

Reactions from the co-referent of the session:

  • The influence of migrations on the processes of urban change with Michael Keith, Director of COMPAS, Co-ordinator of Urban Transformations (The ESRC portfolio of investments and research on cities), and Co-Director of the University of Oxford Future of Cities programme, UK

Panel discussion with the contributors and the participants

Moderation by Kieran Long, Victorian & Albert Museum and next new director of ArkDes, Sweden’s national centre for architecture and design

- 15:45 - 16:00 break

- 16:00 - 17:15 Next generation New Towns in the UK
While no new towns have been built since the 1970s, Garden Cities are today on the top of the UK political agenda. At the beginning of the year, the government announced plans to create 14 new garden villages and three new garden towns in Aylesbury, Taunton and Harlow/Gilston as a means to ease the chronic housing shortage in the South-West. How does the new generation of new Towns respond to the housing crisis they are trying to tackle? How will they secure affordable provisions while offering high quality sustainable homes? How new developments will be connected to the existing New Towns which are suffering from regeneration issues, density and lack of functional mix?

This panel discussion wants to offer UK representatives and international urban experts the possibility to critically address the perspective of these new developments.

Panelists include:

  • Katy Lock, TCPA, UK
  • Mahmood Faruqi, Director London office, CallisonRTKL, UK
  • Michelle Provoost, INTI
  • David Rudlin, URBED & AoU
  • Anna Rose, President of Planning Officer Society
  • A representative from the building industry (tbc)

Moderation by Oliver Wainwright, architect and urban Journalist at The Guardian

- 17:15– 17:30 Drawing conclusions from the day; announcement of INTD 2018

- 17:30– 18:30 Drinks&Bites


This INTD will offer a great opportunity for international exchange, where not only examples will be showcased, but also problems, challenges and opportunities will be debated, showing tools and urban policies for urban regeneration which include culture and diversity as drivers of change and socio-economic improvement.










INTD 2017
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   Welcome Soirée 27 June
   Program conference 28 June
   London Tour 1st July
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