Transforming planning the urban fringe

Transforming planning the urban fringe

What most mid-sized cities share is that often private market parties are not really interested in taking actions to improve the situation and make cities more sustainable. On top of that in most cases the land and the buildings in this area are privately owned, both...
No success without engagement of local retailers

No success without engagement of local retailers

Retail doesn’t exist in isolation and is influenced and supported by many other factors. Engaging a wide range of stakeholders in supporting retail revitalisation is therefore a prerequisite to success. During ICRE2018 on april 5 a special session will explore how to...
For cities smaller can be beautiful

For cities smaller can be beautiful

Big cities are getting even bigger.  Like magnets they suck in people and business. Their easy transport connections link them globally.  The world wants their products, services and ideas. Their supply chains are truly international and their reputations global. But...
The effects of a rigorous approach of the city center

The effects of a rigorous approach of the city center

Give a city center a new beating heart? It’s possible! But what are the effects? In 1998 the first thoughts arose about a rigorous approach to the center area of Zaandam. Looking back, they worked on the center area for about fifteen years. Central objective: a...

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