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, responsibilities, and competencies in order to reposition the management of urban area projects, most profoundly expressed with the current interest in the concession model. This paper issues the ongoing influence of Anglo Saxon values over Rhineland ones in Dutch society and urban area development. The concession model as a possible new integral collaboration model in urban planning is the main subject of research.
Heurkens, E. (2009). Repositioning the management of urban area development in the Netherlands. In V. Ahmed, M. Alshawi, C. Egbu, & M. Sustrisna (eds.), Proceedings from BuHu IRW ’09: 9th International Post Graduate Research Conference (pp. 126-136). Manchester: University of Salford.