INTI@Habitat III - activities

From Oct 13-21 INTI will be based in Quito at the Habitat III conference and is looking forward to welcome you. Check out the INTI’s activities agenda and join us!

Expert Group Meeting

’Achieving Sustainable New Town Development in Developing Countries’

This event is co-organized by UN-Habitat, LHI (Land and Housing Institute, Korea) and INTI. Against the background of the exponentially increasing number of New Towns built in developing countries, this meeting discusses the possibilities to arrive at a policy guide for the development of New Towns. Over the past decades, we have seen problems arise due to wrong choices of location, very low densities and the absent of efficient public transport. New Towns have exacerbated segregation and are not ecologically sustainable. A lack of attention and public debate keeps regenerating the same problems in various countries. In order to fill this gap, joint research for the development of an international policy guide on sustainable New Town development was launched by UN-Habitat and LHI, in collaboration with INTI.
- When: October 16th, 2016 | 15:00-18:00
- Where: Room 14, at the Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana Benjamín Carrión


International New Town Radio, Fabrica Ciudad #17
INTI Radio will be a unique one-day event at the Fabrica Ciudad in which we will install and operate a pop-up radio specially dedicated to several subjects discussed during the UN Habitat Conference. INTI will invite speakers from the conference to step out of the official program and to talk, discuss and dream on the future of New Towns. Speakers will not only be asked to share their thoughts and ideas but also share some of their favorite music associated with their city and culture.
- When: October 19th, 14.00-18.30 

- Where: Fabrica Ciudad at Centro Cultural Benjamin Carrión


INTI Side Event
‘New Towns: laboratories for implementation of the New Urban Agenda’

In partnership with the Korean Land and Housing Institute and UN-Habitat, this event is an action-oriented initiative that aims to produce realistic and concrete future projects by creating partnerships between New Towns.


What are the most important challenges and opportunities on the agenda of New Towns? How can questions of livability, demography, participation, work, accessibility and mobility be transformed into guidelines for the design of new towns?

By creating and extending the platform in synergy with other international urban professional networks and organizations and by linking the questions raised by those cities, INTI aims to get stronger answers for the implementation of the new urban agenda.
- When: October 20th, 2016 | 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
- Where: Room R12 | Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana Benjamín Carrión
- A provisional programme is available


‘Making Cities Together: placemaking in emerging countries’

KUWA urban spaces and Placemakers will host this event as part of the Pop-Up Public Space series to promote the development of public spaces through placemaking in emerging countries by showcasing the project ‘Making Cities Together’ in Nairobi, Kenya of which INTI is one of the initiators.
- When: October 18th,2016, 17.00 – 18.00 a.m.

- Where: ONE UN Pavilion




INTI Director Michelle Provoost will contribute to the workshop ‘Smart Cities in the New Urban Agenda’ organized by ISOCARP
- When: October 19th 2016, 12:30-1:30 pm
- Where: Room MR10, Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana Benjamín Carrión
- Read more: isocarp.org/news/isocarp-workshop-habitat-3


Last but not least, we will also participate in Neville Mars’ event “Comments on a Global Urban Convergence”
- When: October 20th, 2016 | 19.30-21.30 pm
- Where: Fabrica Ciudad at Centro Cultural Benjamin Carrión


Your contribution
If you want to know more and interested to join our events, please contact us: info@newtowninstitute.org