Insights for successfully using innovative land strategies to plan and design the Dutch urban space

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Since 2008, a shift from a public-led approach towards owners-led and (more) private-led development can be seen in The Netherlands. Practice shows a large number of experiments which try developing in a ‘new’ way, in the Netherlands, two innovative development strategies that make their way being organic area development and urban land readjustment. Whilst these two innovative land strategies grant the possibility to private parties to steer the area development and to shape the urban space, the public parties’ role is that of a facilitator and/or strategy/vision developer for the new area development. However, private-led area developments where organic area development and ULR are proposed as land strategies imply that multiple stakeholders are involved. This results into the collective action problem to arise which can be dealt by using Ostrom‘s design principles for CPR management and can be tackled if other requirements are fulfilled. The study looks into three Dutch experiments with innovative land strategies, aiming to answer the question: To what extent the collective action problem can be dealt with in new urban areas developed through innovative land strategies that imply a collaborative process?
Faculteit der Managementwetenschappen