07-190509INTA's International Summer Courses for professionals in Urban Development offer unique training programmes focusing on the innovative urban practices that strengthen local urban development and regeneration strategies. INTA's Summer Course is designed to have immediate benefit to the professional work of the participants, as they will be able to apply the acquired new knowledge to various projects they are involved with. The blend of theory and practical exercises enable to contextualise the learning and understand the impact of urban development policy on the ground. The Summer Course allows people to get the most out of the training programme developing their level of knowledge and understanding.

The Summer Courses are small (+- 20 participants) in scale to allow the most in-depth exchange between the participants and the lecturers. The group is diverse both geographically and professionally. The lecturers are well-know practitioners sharing their vast experience and expertise in the field under review.

The courses are designed for young and mid-term professionals who wish to reflect on their professional experience and frame it in an international context.

INTA Summer Courses

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The Passage from an individualism of…

A singular individualism, a greater autonomy in the company leads to a growing existential anguish. Pierre Rosanvallon shows that the transition from a universalist individualism to an individualism of singularity will make political action difficult within the institutions of representative democracy. Why is this? The Passage from an… Read more
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We have lost the joy that comes from the…

Reading in parallel the sociologist Eva Illouz and the philosopher Clément Rosset on how the industry of happiness has taken control of our lives and the joy that comes from being aware of the tragedy of existence, I thought to myself: how can we help elected officials to reflect on these observations and enable them to give back confidence to… Read more
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What the result of French municipal…

Make no mistake about it, there is a form of continuous disengagement since the presidential election of 2017. Of course, the right/left divide has not completely disappeared, but there are other divides that are emerging and that are making local and national political life more complex in the long term. First of all, the legitimacy of elected… Read more

Call for solidarity from Isfahan

You will find below an open letter from the Mayor of Isfahan, Iran, calling cities for solidarity while facing current global challenge and pandemic and also deploring the restrictions imposed on the access to vital equipment. // Read the letter Read more
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The Idea of Inhabiting

The beautiful book by Richard SENNETT "building and living" paradoxically refers to what we experienced in this period of confinement. Street intelligence appeared to be paramount. What surrounds us in daily gestures, short distances and what suddenly appears important since we cannot travel very far. We discover local knowledge in the things of… Read more
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What city tomorrow? City or Country? -…

We still continue to talk about density and urban sprawl. In addition the virus COVID19 is a good opportunity to not only criticize the dense city, but to promote the individual house in the countryside outside of the city. However, this pandemic also underscores the need to be together, to talk, to see. In fact the city is everywhere, in a… Read more
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Which Globalization ? - Jean-Yves Chapuis

The advantage of the virus is that it makes a mockery of our national strategies and crosses the borders of our countries with ease. It forces us to better define a global strategy at the global level. It is not a question of falling back on our sovereignty and saying to ourselves that this must be settled in our own country and that we must be… Read more

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A global membership association of urban policy-makers and practitioners to share knowledge, experience and tools for integrated territorial development.  // READ MORE