Program Conference
’New Towns | New Territories’
New Players in Urban Planning

Basic Information
Conference: ‘New Towns | New Territories’
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2012.
Location: Main auditorium NAi, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Time: 9 am – 7 pm.
Price: € 238,00 including VAT.
Members of INTImi and NAi Circle enjoy reduced admission: € 200,00 including VAT and priority seating.
Students and PhD-students have reduced admission: € 45,00 including VAT.

The conference explores the latest innovations in global urbanization, privatization and new organizational models of urban development as well as the impact and challenges for professional practice. The conference will also be documented in a publication and online media.

Conference program

Opening Session ’What’s happening?’
Michelle Provoost, Director of the International New Town Institute, the Netherlands.

Session 1, New Songdo, Korea: ‘City in a Box’
Jean-Louis Massaut, Director, Worldwide Smart+Connected Communities practice, - Cisco, United Kingdom / Asia.
James Kostaras, Research Associate at the Institute for International Urban Development, USA.
Tiffany Tsui, Director Strategic Business & Sustainable Development of the region China at Royal Haskoning DHV, the Netherlands.
Moderator: Dan Hill, Strategic Design Lead at Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund, Finland.

Session 2, Strand East, United Kingdom: ‘City as a Community’
Harald Müller, director of LandProp/ Inter IKEA, United Kingdom.
Isaac Kalisvaart, CEO of MAB Development, Bass Fellow Yale School of Architecture 2013, EU/NL, TBC.
Clive Dutton, Director for Regeneration, Planning & Property of Newham EU/ UK, TBC.
Wouter Vanstiphout, Professor Design as Politics at the TU Delft, the Netherlands.

Parallel Session 3, Lavasa, India: ‘City as a private enterprise’
Scot Wrighton, City Manager of Lavasa, India.
Tim Gale, Head of Planning of HOK, Asia.
Representative of Landor Associates, India.
Annat Jain, Managing Director of Acropolis Capital Group, India.
Moderator: Simone Weimans, presenter at NOS, the Netherlands.

Parallel Session 4, Living PlanIT, Portugal: ‘City as a Laboratory’
Rosemary Lokhorst, Executive Vice President at Living PlanIT, Portugal.
Pedro Balonas, Urban Planner at Balonas Menano, Portugal.
Andrew Comer, Partner and managing Director for Environment & Infrastructure at Buro Happold, United Kingdom.
Simon Giles, Senior Principal at Accenture, the Netherlands
Representative of Build Your Dreams (BYD), China.
Moderator: Paul Wessels, PropertyEU/ CityLeaders, the Netherlands.

Closing session ‘What’s next’
Reflections and conclusions from the speakers and the audience including key attendees e.g.:
John Rossant, Chairman of the New Cities Foundation (NCF), Switzerland.
Henk Ovink, Deputy Director General Spatial Planning at Ministry for Infrastructure and the Environment of the Netherlands and co-curator at IABR 2012, the Netherlands
Ole Bouman, Director, Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi), the Netherlands
Moderator: Simone Weimans, presenter at NOS, the Netherlands.

09:00 – 09:30 Welcome, coffee and tea
09:30 – 10:00 Opening Session, Michelle Provoost

Plenary sessions:
10:00 – 11:30 Session 1: New Songdo, Korea
11:30 – 12:00 Coffee and tea, networking break
12:00 – 13:30 Session 2: Strand East, United Kingdom

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch

Parallel sessions:
14:30 - 16:00 Session 3: Lavasa, India
14:30 – 16:00 Session 4: PlanIT Valley, Portugal
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee and tea, networking break
16.30 – 17.30 Closing session
17.30 – 18:30 Drinks

Audience: a panel of experts
We are proud and excited to bring together an incredibly rich and diverse group of decision makers and CEOs, media leaders and scholars to discuss the future of the world’s urban development. The target group includes e.g. developers, governmental organizations, urban planners, investors, engineers, researchers, architects, designers, sociologists, infrastructure experts and scholars.

Conference organization
The conference New Towns | New Territories is the 5th International Conference organized by the International New Town Institute (INTI), in collaboration with the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI), the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (I&M) and Volume magazine. Online documentation by

International New Town Institute (INTI)
The International New Town Institute (INTI) is a not-for-profit foundation based in the Netherlands, dedicated to improving the quality of global urban development, with a focus on New Towns. INTI is studying the past, present and future of planned communi-ties in an urbanizing world and serves a unique role in bringing together multidisciplinary expertise and experience in a wide range of activities in collaboration with public, private and academic partners.

Benefactors and Partners
The collaboration between the International New Town Institute (INTI), the Netherlands Architectural Institute (NAI), the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (I&M) in combination with Volume magazine and online documentation by offers a tremendous opportunity to connect, communicate, and exchange ideas with a vast international network of experts and professionals related to urban development. As a not for profit foundation INTI strives to break even on the conference ‘New Towns | New Territories’, without making profit. Organizations are invited to participate as a partner of the conference. Please contact us for the possibilities to get involved and to be committed as a benefactor or partner.

For more information on the conference ‘New Towns | New Territories’ and the possibilities to get involved as a partner please contact us:

International New Town Institute
Phone: 0031 6 39 81 26 12.