Revolverende fondsen en gebiedsinvesteringszones: kansrijk, maar niet zonder dilemma’s

Wie zoekt naar ‘nieuwe’ of ‘alternatieve’ instrumenten of arrangementen van financiering, als bruikbare aanvulling op of alternatief voor het bestaande financieringsinstrumentarium, komt vaak uit bij fondsen en GebiedsInvesteringsZones. TU Delft-onderzoekers Erwin Heurkens, Wouter Jan Verheul en Tom Daamen onderzoeken de mogelijkheden van deze nieuwe financieringsarrangementen. Uit welke set van regelingen, afspraken en instrumenten bestaat dit…

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,…

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…

Area development

Erwin Heurkens, 9 May 2019, TU/e Eindhoven This presentation held at the TU/e for the Urban Case Studies course identifies and discusses the main characteristics of urban area development. It portrays area development as an interdisciplinary and applied scientific and empirical domain.

The socially responsible real estate investor

Although publication of a vast amount of socially responsible investment policies suggests that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become a common feature in today’s global real estate industry, in practice and research, the meaning and implementation of CSR principles remains largely unclear. Therefore, this study examines the use of CSR by comparing real estate investment…

Private sector-led urban development: Characteristics, typologies and practices – RCRED

The role of the private sector in shaping the built environment is historically evident and seemingly increasing in contemporary urban development practice. Traditionally real estate developers and investors play a crucial role in realising and financing urban development and real estate projects. In addition, other private sector actors like owners, entrepreneurs, local citizens and all…