Democratic landscape, an adaptive collaborative approach to regional urban planning:

by E. Smits

Institution: Delft University of Technology
Year: 2015
Keywords: collaborative planning; communication; network governance; patterns; pattern language; regional planning
Record ID: 1260088
Full text PDF: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:03faef2b-6d23-49bd-8f46-7c90b1fba122


This graduation project focuses on one of our government's important tasks: spatial planning. Recent events have shown us that our current planning system has become insufficient: it is unable to cope with our rapidly changing society. Research on new and adaptive forms of collaborative planning is conducted. Forms that can be used alongside existing planning methods tp provide a helping hand in achieving ambitious planning goals, such as energy self-sufficiency or maintaining liveability in areas that cope with a shrinking population. The new planning method is based on communication and collaboration between important actors from all layers of society: science, policy, and civil society. The research is tested on and optimalized for the Hoeksche Waard region.