Strategies for sustainable private sector-led urban development projects in the Netherlands

Strategies and partnerships for delivering sustainable private sector-led urban development projects are yet to be effectuated. Despite the fact that actors in real estate development increasingly incorporate sustainability features into decision-making, it seems that developing sustainable urban areas – taking into account more complex social, environmental, economic issues at a bigger scale with potential wider…

Institutional conditions for sustainable private sector-led urban development

Across the globe sustainable private sector-led urban development projects (SPUDPs) in the built environment rarely commence as real estate developers face several institutional barriers which limit their capacity to develop economic-viable, social-responsible, environmental-friendly urban places.  However, it is largely unknown how SPUDPs can be effectuated as insight is lacking into institutional conditions that could incentivise…

A method to study the management of urban development projects

The management of urban development projects in the Netherlands has changed significantly in recent years. These projects have become mainly ‘led’ by developers as they manage the entire life cycle of development projects, while public actors mainly facilitate development projects. This changes the way projects are organized and managed and might resolve in different outcomes. Therefore, this research aims…

Changing public and private roles in urban development in the Netherlands

This paper addresses the current status of a PhD research on changing public and private roles in urban area development in the Netherlands. Socio-economic and organisational developments towards more Anglo Saxon principles, National spatial planning policy’s emphasis on the planning development concept and coercive tendering procedures of European Law puts established relationships between public and…

Repositioning the management of urban development

Dutch urban area development is faced with an increased influence of the private sector and a decreased influence of government bodies in decision-making processes. This results in a decreasing manageability of urban area development processes which leads to a change in the role and strategic conduct of the parties involved. Public and private parties are looking for new roles,…

Urban Decision Room: application and evaluation

The Urban Decision Room (UDR) should be placed in the tradition of urban design and planning discipline that is taught, and into which research is carried out, at the Faculty of Architecture at the Delft University of Technology. The UDR was developed at the faculty as one of the new design and planning methods with…

Decision-making on Olympic urban development

Subject of study is the possible organisation of the Olympic Games of 2028 in the Netherlands, as seen from an urban development viewpoint. The project focuses on the decision-making process in the initiative phase. Aim of the project is the development of a decision support tool for the complex, interdisciplinary decision-making process which should result in an optimum interorganisational…