Urban redevelopment of a new town: The case of Zoetermeer in the Netherlands

  • Drs. Ad Hereijgers
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Sustainable urban redevelopment and regeneration does not only refer to brownfields in former industrial cities, but also to former greenfields in new towns. From the 1960’s to the 1980’s, building new towns was common planning practice in the UK and the Netherlands.

Our director Ad Hereijgers has published a paper about the urban redevelopment of new town Zoetermeer close to government centre The Hague in the Netherlands. In this paper he explores how a new town grew up and reinvented itself.

The paper is included in the peer-reviewed Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal, published by Henry Stewart Publications.

Since 2017 RITTERWALD is supporting Zoetermeer’s urban redevelopment strategy, including leading the preparation of a 10,000+ homes urban development agreement in a public private partnership.


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  • Drs. Ad Hereijgers
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