- Urban Growth without Sprawl, a way towards sustainable urbanisation   click here to open paper content1049 kb
by    Van Remmen, Yvonne & Van den Burg, Arjen | yvonne.vanremmen@minvrom.nl   click here to send an email to the auther(s) of this paper
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We will elaborate on current thinking in The Netherlands regarding sustainable urban development, reconstruct its history (going back to 1966), its instruments and highlight their effects on mobility.
Concentrated deconcentration - a precursor to sustainable urban development - was introduced in the Dutch national spatial planning policy in 1966. National government stimulated this policy through financial and legal support for urban renewal and for large inner city regeneration projects. Integrated financial support packages were also made available for new urban areas in the New Town program in the 1970ís and the so-called Vinex-program in the 1990ís.

Current sustainable urban development takes the form of integral urbanisation agreements between national and regional / local level. New agreements are to be concluded in 2009 for the period 2010-2020. Emphasis is to be placed on countering urban sprawl and on substainability (including climate change adaptability).

A further development that we shall go into are the initiatives - following several debacles where large urban development was not met with national infrastructure investments - to merge decisionmaking at a national level on infrastructure investments and urban development.
Sustainable urban development, sustainable mobility
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