Day 1 - February 20 - Tour day

Introduction to Spijkenisse: development, context, challenges, residents

11:00 - 13:00 Delegations are welcomed at metro station Spijkenisse-Centrum
and brought to the hotel for check-in (only for early arrivals) and then to the public library "De Boekenberg" where all the group meet.

13:20 - 14:00 Lunch at the Boekenberg Library
Meeting point: De Boekenberg Library, Markt 40, 3201 CZ Spijkenisse

14:00 Welcome and introduction
 Welcome by Igor Bal, alderman of the municipality of Nissewaard
 Opening by chairman Raymond van der Sluijs, head of the urban management department at Nissewaard municipality

14:30 New Town Context
New Towns in the Netherlands by Michelle Provoost, director INTI

14:45 Film presentation
Short film of Nissewaard and its inhabitants with the Filmmaker Marit Geluk

15:00 - 18:00 Tours
 Tour of the library with the director Victor Thissen
 Walking tour in the old village by Raymond van der Sluijs
 The tour of Spijkenisse by bus

18:30 Drinks & bites at windmill Nooitgedacht
18:45 Recent developments: De Elementen by Klaas Boonstra, urban designer at Nissewaard municipality
20:00 Dinner at apartment tower Rokade by the Oude Maas
22:00 Return to the hotel

Day 2 - February 21 - Seminar day

With international representatives, local professionals, national experts and residents

07:00 Breakfast at the hotel
08:30 Breakfast at the hotel Walk or e-shuttle ride (upon request) to the elementary school De Vuurvogel in De Hoek neighbourhood
09:05 Opening of the seminar day by chairman, town clerk Marc Weerts

09:15 Workshop 1: De Hoek Neighbourhood development
with the participation of the experts:
 Maarten de Booij, CEO, housing association De Leeuw van Putten
 Helena Casanova, architect, urban designer and landscape architect, Casanova + Hernandez
 Elisabeth Boersma, architect and urban strategist, planB

10:45 Guided walking tour
Group 1 guided by Albert Meijer, urban designer involved in the development of Spijkenisse in the 1980s
Group 2 guided by residents of De Hoek

11:30 Workshop 2: Sense of place and involvement with neighbourhood and town
with the participation of the experts:
 Carien van der Horst, programme manager social development, Nissewaard municipality

13:00 Lunch at neighbourhood centre De Hoek
13:45 Departure for town hall Nissewaard

14:00 Workshop 3: Understanding youngster as unusual suspects
with the participation of the experts:
 Femke Kaulingfreks, political philosopher, anthropologist, pedagogue and lecturer at InHolland university of applied sciences

15:30 Coffee break
15:45 Conclusions by Marc Weerts
16:30 Drinks and bites
Short free time in the town centre
Delegates are invited to meet at the harbour at 17:45 for the boat tour.

18:00 Boat tour of Rotterdam and the port of Rotterdam
Dinner is included

22:00 Return to the hotel

Day 3 - February 22

Evaluation of the New Towns Arrival Cities project

07:00 Breakfast at the hotel
08:30 Departure for Nissewaard town hall
08:45 Evaluation of New Town, Arrival Cities project
11:30 Light lunch at town hall Nissewaard
12:30 Departure of the delegations