Looking back at the year 2020: vision and strategy

2020, what a year it’s been! There was one uniting occurrence that has undeniably affected us all. Luckily, even this year, a lot of positive things have happened. Therefore, we would like to take this month to look back on projects that we have worked on and are very proud of. This way, we would like to end this year on a positive note and take that energy to 2021!

Working on healthy, sustainable and smart living environments starts with a clear vision and a well thought-out strategy. This provides insights into the spatial challenges that lie ahead and clarifies what we can already do today to realize ambitions. In this context, we would like to highlight three projects with which we have taken a step towards a better future.

Integrated Neighbourhood Approach

The transition of the Netherlands starts within the neighbourhood. Especially in this type of area, tasks in the field of energy, climate adaptation, mobility and urbanization, among other things, will have a noticeable impact. This requires a smart approach to realize national ambitions within the limited space, time, budgets and various interests. We have therefore formulated insights for the Ministry of the Interior that support those involved in the neighbourhood approach in identifying and carefully considering the interests and opportunities. The approach provides insights into spatial claims at a system level and thus makes it possible to draw up a strategy. This Integrated Neighborhood Approach thus offers the necessary security in times of change.

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Urban renewal Rogerius, Romania

We developed a plan for the city of Oradea in Romania to transform the densely populated Rogerius neighbourhood into a healthy, pleasant living environment. Where cars now dominate the street scene, resulting in unsafe situations and air pollution, the quality of life will return in the coming years. We let the residents participate in the renovation in order for the interventions to be successful. More green areas, parking hubs, shared mobility and corridors for slow traffic are some concrete solutions that the city is now gradually working on. The renewal must be completed by 2030.


More about the step-by-step plan for renewal soon. 

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Impact of automated mobility on the city

CCAM (Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility) is a form of mobility in which self-driving cars are connected to their environment and to each other. This development will have a major impact on our living environment. It offers more safety, a faster flow and space savings in increasingly congested cities. But there are also dangers lurking: more cars can end up on the street, people can move less and certain jobs can disappear due to automation. That is why, together with Goudappel Coffeng, we have been asked by the municipalities of Rotterdam, Utrecht and Eindhoven to investigate and map out the impact of CCAM and to advise on a successful transition from the current car mobility to one in the future with CCAM.


Keep an eye on our website and social media for the results of this survey! We will present these to our clients early next year.