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International New Town Day 2021

The International New Town Day 2021, that took place on the 29th of November 2021, was an online expertmeeting where the themes of the discussion were ‘Minorities’ and ‘Telling the story’. The INTD 2021 has put a spotlight on several fascinating New Towns from all across Europe, and has followed up upon the existing partners and their progress. Insights were shared from Eastern and Western European constitutive New Towns and during the talks, mutual issues have been found. The talks have been about Dimitrovgrad (Bulgaria), Ilijas (Bosnia Herzegovina), Milton Keynes (United Kingdom), Nova Gorica (Slovenia), Zingonia (Italy) and Zoetermeer (the Netherlands). All New Towns are facing a potential recognition of their heritage and transformation. The findings have enriched the opportunities for collaborating and developing projects in the prospects of the European New Town network. The full report you can read here.

The International New Town Day
INTI knowledge exchange Platform for new cities around the globe

The International New Town Day (INTD) is the annual one-day event that INTI organizes with the aim to offer to urban strategists, designers, urban professionals and policy makers, from Europe and beyond, a platform for sharing best practices for the improvement of the existing New Towns and the design of future cities.

The first edition in Almere (NL) in 2016 produced a list of ten principles that were accepted by the participants of INTD as the basis for designing, governing and transforming New Towns. We presented it as a concrete and workable alternative to the long-winded New Urban Agenda (by UN/Habitat III). The ten principles were then translated into projects for partnerships between cities and private companies.

Each year, the conference will represent a concrete opportunity to exchange knowledge and innovative solutions for urgent topics with which all New Towns in one way or another are facing.
A different New Town will host the event every year, bringing forward new ideas and inspiration that can be integrated in the international processes of policy-making. In this network of cities, INTI presents itself as the knowledge exchange platform from which all New Towns can benefit.