Program conference 30 June - INTI - International New Town Institute

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Program conference 30 June

The International New Town Day will take place on June 30, 2016. During the two days before, on June 28 and 29, the INTI team will provide a diverse program of excursions and lectures in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Almere. These connect to the topics of discussion during the actual conference and provide the participants with innovative projects of Dutch architecture, planning, (harbour) transformation, participation and governance.

Thursday 30th of June, Almere

- 09:00 - 09:30 Welcome breakfast

- 09:30 - 09:40 Opening by moderator Christine de Baan, board member of INTI
Welcome by Tjeerd Herrema, elderman of Spatial Affairs, Housing and Neighbourhoods, Almere

- 09:40 - 10:00 Introduction: Ambitions for New Cities of the Near Future by Michelle Provoost, director of INTI

- 10:00 - 11:15 Voices from the world: New Towns Challenges and Opportunities

  • Curitiba - Luisiana Paganelli, Instituto de Pesquisa e Planejamento Urbano de Curitiba, Brazil
  • Nakuru – Lawrence Esho, Department of Spatial Planning & Design, Technical University of Kenya
  • Guangming – Xu Songming, Deputy Director, Deputy Director Administrative Committee of Guangming New Town, China
  • Alamar – Jorge Peña Diaz, Professor of Urban Design, Architecture and Urban Design department, Faculty of Architecture, CUJAE, Alamar, Cuba

- 11:15 - 11:30 coffee-break

- 11:30 - 13:00 New Towns in Europe

  • Spijkenisse – ‘Re-positioning the old New Towns by redefining their role in the region’, a statement from Mirjam Salet, Mayor of Spijkenisse, The Netherlands
  • Vinge – ‘Social mix and green ambitions’ with Søren Smidt-Jensen, Head of Urban Development & Landscape, Frederikssund Municipality, Denmark
  • Aspern Seestadt – ‘The city of the future’ with Philipp Fleischmann, Vienna Municipality, Austria 
  • Milton Keynes – ‘Cultural heritage and regeneration’ with Shane Downer, Senior heritage development Officer, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

- 13:00 - 13:45 lunch

- 13:45 - 15:00 African New Towns

  • Ningo Pram Pram with Markus Appenzeller, Ghana
  • Tema with Joe Abbey, Managing Director Tema Development Corporation, Ghana
  • Tatu City with Preston Mendenhall, Head of Corporate Affairs, Rendeavour, Kenya
  • Kribi with Bart Brorens, Royal Haskoning DHV, Cameroon

- 15:00 - 15:30 Tea-break and presentation of INTI’s latest publication Shenzhen - From Factory of the World to World City by Linda Vlassenrood, program director China

- 15:30 - 17:00 Co-creating the New Urban Agenda for New Towns
Anticipating the Habitat III conference in Quito, this plenary working session wants to contribute with the elaboration of the New Towns perspective on the New Urban Agenda. Planned communities worldwide share many characteristics with each other and face many of the same challenges and opportunities. What should the New Towns perspective on the New Urban Agenda consist of?

INTI has suggested 10 priorities to be discussed:

  • Innovation
  • Regeneration
  • Bigger spatial context
  • Inclusiveness
  • Infrastructure & mobility
  • Flexibility
  • Green and water
  • Government & Citizens
  • No universal model
  • Exchange

Statements on the New Towns perspective on the New Urban Agenda will be given by: Elena Bologna, Social Innovation Architect, SocialFare, Italy | Friedemann Römhild, Royal HaskoningDHV, The Netherlands | Ute Schneider, Director Zurich Office KCAP, Switzerland | Maren Striker, Arcadis, United Kingdom | Neville Mars, MARS Architects, China

- 17:00 - 17:15 Concluding remarks
Franc Weerwind, Mayor of Almere
Representative of UN-Habitat
Announcement of the International New Town Day 2017

- 17:15 Drinks & Bites

International New Town Day
Program tours 28-29 June
Practical Information
City Profiles
Side event | Seminar on Sustainable planning of New Towns, July 1

Aspern, Austria (photo: Wien 3420 Aspern Development AG)
Vinge, Denmark (courtesy: EFFEKT+Henning Larsen Architects)
Alamar, Cuba