Forms of privatization in Dutch urban development

An unsolicited private proposal, a flexible masterplan and land-use plan, a quality team that overtakes the role of the public aesthetics commission, and private quality safeguarding for plan judgement and construction supervision. These instruments and agreements are used by housing association De Alliantie, the Municipality of Amsterdam, and other parties in the urban development project…

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…

De duurzame private gebiedsontwikkelaar

Nederlandse projectontwikkelaars zien (bij een terugtredende overheid) hun rol en verantwoordelijkheid in gebiedsontwikkeling langzaam aan belang winnen. Het is vrijwel onbekend hoe private gebiedsontwikkelaars zich kunnen committeren aan duurzame gebiedsontwikkeling, wat een nieuwe majeure toekomstige opgave voor steden en uitdaging voor ontwikkelende partijen vormt. Dit artikel laat zien dat Nederlandse projectontwikkelaars zich nog onvoldoende bewust…

Urban development management: Past, present and future

In the past three decades, ‘Area Development’ (gebiedsontwikkeling) has emerged as a distinct category in Dutch spatial policy and practice, combining language and concepts from urban planning and design, property development, and related professions. Its emergence runs parallel to similar integrative, area-based planning and development efforts that have been observed throughout North-Western European practices since…