Implementing energy policies in urban development projects

Governing climate mitigation is complex, as the recurring gap between policy intentions and actions exhibits. Interventions at the urban scale represent an opportunity to implement energy policy targets. Urban development projects can function as carrier to implement innovative energy solutions as ‘by-product’. To do so, planners must proactively and strategically deploy planning instruments to influence…

Sustainable urban redevelopment in the Netherlands – HSRE

Consensus on effective strategies and partnerships for delivering sustainable urban redevelopment projects in the Netherlands has yet to be reached. Although there is growing expectance of developing real estate in compliance with BREEAM certifications, it seems that scaling up such projects to an urban area level, taking into account far more complex social, environmental and…

Stadslab Hofbogen: Ontwikkelstrategieën voor burger-gestuurde gebiedsontwikkeling – Go.nu

Tijdens het door AIR georganiseerde Stadmakerscongres 2017 presenteerde een coöperatie-in-oprichting (1) een ‘unsollicited proposal’ voor de ontwikkeling van een groen dakpark op de Rotterdamse Hofpleinlijn. Kan zo’n burgerinitiatief er toe leiden dat juridisch-planologische impasses doorbroken worden en de gemeente en eigenaren in beweging komen? En welke concrete ontwikkelstrategieën zijn dan denkbaar? Een verslag van een…

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…