Cape Town, South Africa
Almere, The Netherlands

‘New New Towns’ is an international, multidisciplinary research program begun in 2012 by the International New Town Institute (INTI). The ‘New New Towns’ program is dedicated to improving the urban and social quality of exceptional New Towns in transition: Shenzhen (China), Chandigarh (India), Almere (The Netherlands), Nairobi (Kenya), Cape Town (South Africa), Havana (Cuba), Curitiba (Brazil) and Accra/Tema (Ghana).

The ‘New New Towns’ program investigates the original concept and the present social, ecological, spatial and economic dynamics of these New Towns in a comprehensive manner. ‘New New Towns’ serves a unique role in bringing together international and local expertise in a multidisciplinary think-tank. It is a catalyst for the exchange of knowledge between students, researchers, design professionals, developers, policymakers and politicians. This is done through student workshops, international design workshops, conferences and exhibitions. It builds upon existing knowledge and proposes alternatives and integrated design strategies so the New Town can once again become a ‘city of tomorrow’. Ultimately, this research will be synthesized into a publication.


For more information about New New Towns , our upcoming activities or becoming a partner in the program please contact Michelle Provoost

  • Shenzhen, China > Publications > Results: Delft University of Technology. Studio Fall 2014 - Spring 2015
  • Cape Town, South Africa > Publications > "Mega park could bridge city’s divides"
  • Cape Town, South Africa > Publications > "Top team has designs on big Maitland makeover"
  • Cape Town, South Africa > Publications > "Unique, unprecedented look at our modern city"
  • Cape Town, South Africa > Sites > Two Rivers Urban Park
  • Cape Town, South Africa > Sites > Lotus Park
  • Cape Town, South Africa > Sites > Maitland
  • Shenzhen, China > Publications > Results: University of Amsterdam. Studio Spring 2014
  • Nairobi, Kenya > Events > Making Cities Together: Planners becoming Placemakers
  • Cape Town, South Africa > Expert meetings > Workshop May 2014

  • New New Towns is generously supported by: