The INTA Summer Institute on Urban Development offers a unique training programme focusing on the innovative urban management practices that strengthen local urban development and regeneration strategies.

The Summer Institute 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 Institute allows people to get the most out of the training programme depending on their level of knowledge and understanding.


An advanced training programme:

  • to help cities & territories to make the most of their potential
  • to facilitate urban identity & creativity strategies
  • to tutor city & urban leaders
  • to mediate in the urban change processes
  • to encourage innovative management processes
  • to focus on tailor-made solutions

Improved urban development is one of the most important factors in reaching the potential of cities, not only in addressing the challenge of urban poverty, but also in harnessing the economic opportunities and in improving the citizens’ quality of life. This training programme is able to provide a platform of expertise and knowledge related to emerging urban themes and processes Our goal is to strengthen cities’ efficiency potential by:

  • helping cities make the most of their potential
  • facilitating urban identity & creativity strategies
  • tutoring city & urban leaders
  • mediating urban change processes
  • encouraging innovation processes
  • focusing on finding tailor-made solutions


  • Methodological sessions on visions and strategies, instruments and languages, networking and connections
  • Applied sessions dedicated to the practical application of methodologies
  • Cities case study sessions benchmarking international practices

Who attended: INTA Summer Institute on Urban Development is for city managers, planners, urban professionals, decision makers but also to urban studies students (Master and PhD levels). Cities can take advantage from the participation of their managers and decision makers to this intensive learning course as the programme develops appropriate policies and tools for municipal finance and administration, land, infrastructure and environmental management.




Lecturers are well-known practitioners providing insights on why measuring performance of public policies can increase the overall efficiency and competitiveness of any given territories.

  • Eric Corijn, Professor Social and Cultural Geography, Director of the urban research centre Cosmopolis, City, Culture & Society - Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Robert Kloosterman, Professor of Economic Geography and Planning,
  • AMIDSt, University of Amsterdam, Holland
  • Rachel Granger, Professor, Coventry University, United Kingdom
  • Kent Hudson, President, KHNET Inc., Los Angeles & Paris, USA
  • Concetta Fallanca, Professor, University of Reggio di Calabria, Italy
  • Pascal Gustin, Director, Algoé, Paris
  • Michael Gahagan, Director, Transform South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  • Patrizio Fiorilli, Director for Communication, CEMR, Belgium 


This 2008 INTA Summer Institute takes place in Massa Lubrense, Sorrento, Italy, from 15 to 21 September. The venue is Villa Angelina, a beautiful Liberty style property with a view on the Capri Isle.

Prices rooms: accomodation, included in the registration fee, is in luxurious double room with all hotel facilities. Single room with € 1000 Euro supplement. This rate includes buffet breakfast, lunches, vat and local taxes.

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