In support of openness, flexibility and surprise in urban design
Oostenburg is being developed into a mixed use area. The design by Urhahn investigates the balance between flexibility for future initiatives on one hand, and consistency and security on the other.
Development plan and strategy for Hoofddorp Central is attractive and provides guidance for initiators.
A former city centre zoo will be turned into a city park with space for initiatives. Urhahn made the inspirational development framework.
The practice of urban area development has changed considerably in recent years. Area development today calls for flexibility. Urhahn researched the practice and concluded that there is plenty of experimentation with new strategies.
De stedenbouwer in de spontane stad is veel meer dan ontwerper. Het formuleren van de opgave, het vormgeven aan processen, verleiden en enthousiasmeren zijn essentiële vaardigheden.
What is the role of local government in the spatial development of the city?
What does the spontaneous city mean for residents, entrepreneurs and citizen initiatives?
The role of the traditional area developers (property developers and housing associations) is changing. But that does not mean they no longer play a role. What does the spontaneous city mean for developing parties?
How does a retreating government give free rein to the spontaneous city in its spatial policy?
Towards a shared vision for the Amersfoortsestraatweg
Airbase Valkenburg Katwijk transforms to sustainable residential district
Future of a modernistic city centre in a shrinkinkage area
Research on obstacles and opportunities for organic urban redevelopment
The era of large-scale urban planning is over. With the book ‘The Spontaneous City’ Urhahn heralds another practice.
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