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Learning from Zoetermeer
May 30 - July 4, 2013
INTI Course

In 1962 Zoetermeer was designated as the satellite "overspill" New Town of the city of Den Haag. Zoetermeer had to be compact, a green city with good infrastructure and a modern city center. The city’s rapid development over the last 30 years has been less clear than the plans suggest. For some overview of the legislative history and in the current situation the International New Town Institute (INTI) and the city museum of Zoetermeer (Stadsmuseum Zoetermeer) are organizing the course ‘Learning from Zoetermeer’ from 30 May to 4 July. The course offers local residents and other interested parties the opportunity to learn about the development of the New Town Zoetermeer during six evening presentations and discussions.

30 May - Zoetermeer as New Town
The relationship with the (inter)national tradition and development of new cities
Speakers: Ivan Nio (INTI) and Saskia Hulskes (INTI).

6 June - The emergence of Zoetermeer
The plans, sketches and ideals of the city
Speaker: Ad ten Ham

13 June - Suburban city culture and the social agenda
Speaker: Stefan Metal

20 June - Architecture and design
Heritage and monuments in a new city
speaker: Wijnand Galema

27 June - The economy of Zoetermeer
Speaker: Pieter Tordoir

4 July - The future of Zoetermeer
The meaning and feasibility of the structure Vision 2030
Speaker: Edo Haan

Sign up: You can sign up via info@stadsmuseumzoetermeer.nl

Dates: Thursday May 30, June 6, 13, 20 and 27 and July 4, 2013.
Location: Stadsmuseum Zoetermeer, Dorpsstraat 7.
Time: 19:45 – 21:00
Cost: The cost for the entire course is € 70,-. Participants who have completed the full course will receive a certificate. (Open to the public)

For more information on the content of the course, please contact International New Town Institute: www.newtowninstitute.org