Three Principles for successful Urban Transformation

30 April 2019, Tim van den Heuvel

Our cities are undergoing fundamental change, requiring us to organize ourselves differently so that different interests can be heard and incorporated. Supported with examples from Amstel III, a transformation area in Amsterdam, this article introduces a new approach to overcome urban transformation challenges we are facing now: collaborative urban development.

The principles (1) build a local collective, (2) design the process, not the end-result and (3) make it tangible and concrete are the building blocks of collaborative urban development. This local approach allows us to connect and collaborate with all involved parties, enabling the urban transformation towards the city of the future.