New Town Boom Town

Datum: 
donderdag 15 november
Plaats: 
International New Town Institute
Delftsestraat 33
Rotterdam
Organisatie: 
International New Town Institute

Ten years after the global financial crisis of 2008, the construction sector is again operating at full speed worldwide. A growing economy goes hand in hand with urbanization and New Towns are again on the agenda everywhere. This no longer applies only to China and Asia, but increasingly also to Africa.
Meanwhile in the Netherlands, the former growth centers are starting to grow again, some four decades after their birth. Is the pressure on the Randstad an opportunity for a long-awaited quality improvement of these cities? And what role can the young heritage of architecture and urbanism from the 70s and 80s play in this?