INTA's 3rd Professional Summer Course will take place in St Quentin-en-Yvelines from 5-9 July 2010.
The theme of INTA's 2010 Course will be Global competitiveness, attractiveness and innovation. The new leverages for metropolitan planning : fantasy or reality?
The programme combines feedback, conceptual inputs, workshops and case studies from different geographical areas (France, UK, Taiwan, Singapore, Spain...). The training sessions are conducted by an international team of experienced practitioners and researchers.
The programme of the Summer Course is designed to help practitioners who wish to broaden their skills and frame them in an international context and a culture of sustainable integrated development. International urban cases will offer participants a real benchmark on inclusive metropolitan systems. The project of Greater Paris will be discussed as well as the high tech cluster of Saclay who will be benchmarked with Singapore. Practitioners who participated in INTA’s Panels in Fukuoka (Japan), Hsinchu (Taiwan) and Echirolles (France) will lead workshops and sessions. Private companies will bring their vision and practices. English, Spanish, Dutch and French researchers, architects and planners from the INTA network will provide more academic inputs. Universcience, the new public entity that incorporates the City of Science and Industry and the Palais de la Découverte, will host participants for a private visit to the Villette in Paris. The conclusions of the training sessions will be included in the publications of INTA.
Combining case studies, conceptual and strategic vision, in a friendly atmosphere, the INTA Summer Course offers participants different and creative views through international exchanges, and a benchmark on common development issues.
The Course is organized in collaboration with the Agglomeration of Saint-Quentin in Yvelines, the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin in Yvelines and the "Plateau de Saclay" cluster project.
Download the programme brochure and the registration form here
Some participants will have the opportunity to attend the Golf Open de France Final, invited by the Saint-Quentin en Yvelines Agglomeration and the Cluster Paris-Saclay. If you are interested, please contact the Secretariat.
How to get there?
The Summer Course will be held in the University Versailles Saint-Quentin, in Saint-Quentin en Yvelines.
5-7 boulevard d’Alembert
78280 Guyancourt - Tél : +33 1 39 25 51 01
See the map
Parking available for speakers and participants.
Access with public transportation : (You can find your travel information on www.ratp.fr )
From Paris, RER (regional express train) or Transilien (suburban train) to Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.
Train La Défense - La Verrière, stop at Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (Montigny le Bretonneux)
Train Montparnasse - La Verrière or Montparnasse - Rambouillet, stop at Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (Montigny le Bretonneux)
RER C, stop at Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (Montigny le Bretonneux)
(Then, 10-15 minutes walking to reach the building d’Alembert of the University)
You can book a room at the Campanile Hotel situated in the centre of Saint-Quentin, close to the University and the train station. Discount is offered to the INTA Summer Course participants.
Contact the Secretariat for more information.
Go the Hotel's website