A typology of social entrepreneurs in bottom-up urban development

Mens, J., Van Bueren, E., Vrijhoef, R., & Heurkens, E. (2021). A typology of social entrepreneurs in bottom-up urban development. Cities. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2020.103066 The emergence of organic planning practices in the Netherlands introduces new, non-conventional, local actors initiating bottom-up urban developments. Dissatisfied with conventional practices and using opportunities during the 2008 financial crisis, these actors aim…

De rol van private partijen in duurzame stedelijke ontwikkeling

Private partijen spelen een steeds belangrijkere rol in stedelijke ontwikkeling (Heurkens, 2012,  Andersson & Moroni, 2014). Niet alleen omdat overheden minder (actief) risicovol grondbeleid voeren en participeren in joint ventures, maar ook omdat de ontwikkeling van stedelijke gebieden en vastgoed stabiele investeringsmogelijkheden biedt voor allerlei soorten marktpartijen. Denk daarbij zowel aan projectontwikkelaars als ontwikkelende beleggers,…

Zo spelen private partijen een rol in duurzame stedelijke ontwikkeling

Marktpartijen kunnen zeker bijdragen aan duurzame gebiedsontwikkeling, maar daarbij zijn strenge duurzaamheidseisen en incentives van de overheid onmisbaar. Dat blijkt uit de analyse van TU Delft-onderzoeker Erwin Heurkens. Hij doet dit onder meer door te kijken naar praktijkvoorbeelden uit Groot-Britannië, de Verenigde Staten en Australië. Heurkens, E. (2020). Zo spelen private partijen een rol in…

Private-led urban development: Studying city building in NYC

Erwin Heurkens, 30 October 2019, Master City Developer, Module 6, Erasmus University Rotterdam For the Urban International Development module from the Master City Developer (MCD) course (as the module’s co-coordinator) I held a presentation on the US/NYC way of development and planning. For the course’s professional students, this presentation provides ground for conducting their New…

Reflectie op Gebiedsinvesteringszones

Erwin Heurkens, 16 October 2019, Ministery IenW, Utrecht CS Gebiedsinvesteringszones (GIZ) (Urban Investment Zones) are a rather new phenomenon for the co-investment in areas characterized by both urban redevelopment and real estate and space management. On behalf of the Praktijkleerstoel Gebiedsontwikkeling and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management I was invited to give my…

Urban regions shifting to circular economy: Understanding challenges for new ways of governance

Urban areas account for around 50% of global solid waste generation. In the last decade, the European Union has supported numerous initiatives aiming at reducing waste generation by promoting shifts towards Circular Economy (CE) approaches. Governing this process has become imperative. This article focuses on the results of a governance analysis of six urban regions…

Interdisciplinary and experiential learning in urban development management education

To understand and deal with real urban development problems, urban planners, designers, and managers need to combine and synthesize a variety of academic and professional knowledge. As our urban challenges grow more complex, learning how to do this effectively becomes ever more important. For educators, this means teaching students how to work in interdisciplinary settings,…

Masterclass Ruimte voor Bedrijven

Erwin Heurkens, Tom Daamen, Fred Hobma, Erik Louw, 8 July 2019, Stadsontwikkeling Rotterdam, Marconitoren Rotterdam For the Municipality of Rotterdam – and City Development (SO Rotterdam) in particular- – we conducted a “Spaced for Companies” research about how to manage the integration of work and living functions within the existing city. Through co-organising several interactive…

Real estate investors’ maturity in using corporate social responsibility to develop sustainable properties

Rowie Huijbregts, Erwin Heurkens, Fred Hobma, 5 July 2019, European Real Estate Society (ERES) Conference, Cercy-Pontoise, Paris, France Pressing societal and environmental challenges influence real estate investment and development. Due to urbanization, gentrification, climate change and resource scarcity, the global call for more responsible and sustainable market behaviour has grown. As such, the notion of…

Alternatieve bekostiging infrastructuur: Lessen privaat-gestuurde gebiedsontwikkeling UK

Erwin Heurkens, 20 May 2019, Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat, Den Haag A Working Group on Alternative Financing of Infrastructure from the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (IenW) asked me to provide a lecture about UK planning tools that enable public infrastructure to be partially financed by private urban property development. Three planning/development…