|- Dutch spatial Planning: from implicit to explicit sustainable urban development 579 kb|
|by Goedman, Jan & Houtsma, Wim Heiko & Zonneveld, Wil | firstname.lastname@example.org |
|Dutch spatial policy always aimed at‘concentrated deconcentration’- an implicit strategy towards sustainable urban development. The quest for explicit sustainability is illustrated by efforts shown in a recent strategic study for the Randstad Area. |
|The containment of urban growth and the maintenance of a certain level of concentration within the urban pattern are policy goals to be found in the Dutch ‘National Spatial Strategy’. In the Netherlands this policy goal is and has always been a policy aiming for concentrated deconcentration. This policy can be understood as an implicit strategy towards sustainable urban development.|
More recently urban development strategies are more explicitly focused on sustainable development using the well-known frame of planet, people, profit. This frame of reference has been used for a strategic study for the Randstad Area for the period 2020-2040.
Using the Randstad case as a pièce de résistance we will discuss in our paper the continuities and discontinuities in the ways of understanding of and intervening in sustainable urban development in the Netherlands.
|sustainable urban development; spatial policy; regional development; concentrated decontration|