- Delivering urban intensification outcomes in a context of discontinuous growth: experiences from the Netherlands
- Built Environment
- Volume | Issue number
- 39 | 4
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)
- Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)
The collapse of existing urban planning and land and property development systems in Europe as a result of severe financial turbulence and uncertainty challenges ongoing political ambitions to enhance the competitiveness and liveability of cities. In many European countries, the urban land and property markets are severely disrupted, reinforced by dwindling and increasingly 'reregulated' private financial resources, while public spending is curtailed due to the recession and debt crisis. As a consequence, many urban intensification development projects are substantially delayed or even cancelled. The growth paradigm, dominant in planning policies, requires a fundamental rethink in light of these circumstances. Further, many European cities also face structural difficulties as a result of demographic changes of stagnating population growth and an ageing population. This paper reconceptualizes the delivery of urban intensification programmes using the Netherlands as an example. This examination considers the parameters that act to exacerbate growth stabilizing situations. It will explore issues of equitable urban intensification and discuss the role of local planning and development policies and implementation tools in this context.
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