The Spontaneous City

The era of large-scale urban planning is over. With the book ‘The Spontaneous City’ Urhahn heralds another practice.


    Small-scale ‘make-ability’ combined with Dutch entrepreneurial skill: that is the basic principle. That is why the authors of this book argue in favour of local resourcefulness, flexibility, and openness – in short, they argue for the Spontaneous City. The Spontaneous City is never finished; the Spontaneous City is about the user; the Spontaneous City is the result of supply and demand. This manifesto provokes discussion about the aims of urban planning in the twenty-first century.


    The Dutch version of the book is sold out, but the English version of the book can be ordered from the website of Bis Publishers.