Dutch train station redevelopment and the implementation of area development plans
This thesis studies the implementation of urban redevelopment linked to station redevelopment. Three case studies are examined using a deductive approach and a process of desk research followed by interviews. These case studies are urban redevelopments around rail stations of intermediate importance whose infrastructure is being improved. Although such redevelopments are increasingly common in the Netherlands, they remain seldom addressed by international literature regarding rail/urban links. Therefore this thesis studies the relevance of international theories regarding land-use/transport coordination in the case of Dutch stations of intermediary importance. The focus on land-use/transport coordination leads to a focus on theories such as TOD, but also on the theoretical frameworks of stakeholder networks and stakeholder collaboration. Therefore this thesis examines the extent to which practice in the Dutch institutional and cultural context behaves like in international theory. Finally, recommendations for practice are given.
Faculteit der Managementwetenschappen