Transformcity

Samen maken we de stad van de toekomst

Wij ontwerpen adaptieve strategieën voor gebiedsontwikkeling gedragen door multi-stakeholder collectieven.

Wat we doen

Strategie & Consultancy

We provide cities and real estate companies with strategic advice, training and support for their urban transformation processes. We design integral strategies from scratch or help to improve existing ones and provide support and training on the actual implementation. With our flexible expert network we build the optimal team for every project.

ThinkTank

Developing new knowledge is an integral part of our practice. We are innovation partner in national and international research consortia, committees and juries. We also share our experiences, insights and forecasts through publications, education and keynote speeches.

Toolkit Ontwikkeling

We are on a constant quest for new tooling to help us organise our work in a smarter way while maximizing engagement and impact. At the core of this toolkit is our award-winning online platform that brings together different local stakeholders and the municipality to directly exchange data, plans, ideas and resources and to collaborate on getting real projects done.
Our Story

Ons verhaal

We begrijpen hoe complex en onzeker gebiedsontwikkeling is geworden nu we steeds vaker te maken hebben met transformatie van bestaande gebieden met versnipperd eigendom en uiteenlopende belangen. Om duurzaam resultaat te kunnen behalen op thema’s als vastgoed, energie en mobiliteit, is doorlopende samenwerking nodig met alle verschillende stakeholders. Wij geloven dat de kracht van een actief en creatief betrokken lokaal collectief, met alle partijen erbij, je in staat stelt om de veerkrachtige stad van de toekomst te co-creëren.

The Transformcity vision and approach are rooted in ten years of on-the-ground pioneering in Amsterdam. When in 2010 our founder Saskia Beer lost her job as an architect due to the crisis, she decided to unsolicitedly adopt one of Amsterdam’s largest and most complex transformation areas. Starting with very small steps, she turned the area into a living lab for our integral and layered strategy. The basis is a flexible process framework that combines stakeholder coalition formation with open community building. With a strategic mix of creative and engaging storytelling, sessions, interventions, placemaking, design and tooling we build trust and gradually shape a shared future vision. We make the different interests and cross-links tangible while tackling thematic and spatial issues and unlocking investments. Our integral online platform supports this overall process in an efficient way and safeguards local network and results on the long term.

The success of the Transformcity approach was recognized locally but also led to global traction, publicity and awards. We now help cities and real estate companies around the world to better organise their urban transformation processes.

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