New Towns, New Cities: Places of Diversity and Innovation

June 27 – 1 July 2017 
Milton Keynes, UK

The International New Town Institute and The Academy of Urbanism have come together to mark the 50th anniversary of Milton Keynes with a co-designed joint-program of events proposing a reflection on New Towns as places of diversity and innovation.

The three-day program is part of a wider CityFest taking place in Milton Keynes from June 26 to July 1st, and includes:

• The International New Town Day Conference exploring the relation between migration and urban dynamics and looking at ‘New Towns as Cities of Comings and Goings’ (June 28),
• The Academy of Urbanism Symposium ‘New Towns: What’s Next? examining the way places respond to changing lifestyles and technological innovations (June 30)
• A joint INTI/AoU day of city tours, discussions and an evening drinks reception during which participants will discover and understand the roots and soul of the 50-year-old Milton Keynes: its past, present and future (June 29)
• The INTI London Tour exploring London-South from the perspective of migration and its relation to new town developments.

Check out more info about the program and speakers’ profiles day by day on the partners’ websites:
International New Town Day ‘‘New Towns as Cities of Comings and Goings’ and London Tour (
The Academy of Urbanism Symposium ‘New Towns: What’s Next?’ (

Registrations are open at:
If you are interested in participating, or if you would like to receive more information, please contact:
AoU at