|NEW MEDINA From pilot towns to sustainable towns – reinventing new towns
Location of Activities: Algeria, Egypt, Morocco,
Theme: Good Governance and Urban Development Policy
Sector: Urban Planning
Syndicat d’Agglomération Nouvelle de Marne-la-Vallée Val Maubuée (France)
Contact: Rémi Pain - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Since the Second World War, new towns and cities have grown up all over Europe to meet rapidly growing population needs. Today, many of these experimental cities are experiencing similar problems: poor image, environmental issues, a lack of social cohesiveness, and decaying infrastructure. In the past 20 years the huge growth in population has made the need to create new cities a governmental priority in many Mediterranean countries, and many have been created.