Dynamic Urbanism

“The biggest potential of cities are situated ‘under the radar’. If we facilitate these people, liveability will get an enormous boost and create more comfortable cities.”


The traditional forms of urban planning often do not provide solutions for multiple liveability and sustainability issues in the neighbourhood, city and region. Issues such as health care, management of public space and vacancy levels. They are a major problem in many places in the city and have a considerable impact on the quality of life and the perception of an area. The answer to this problem is mainly targeted in the search for new ways or master plans to put the neighbourhood, city or region back on the map. But how long are these interventions sustainable and how much support has such a procedure in the area? Connections with local residents and businesses are difficult to organise through classical participation procedures. In addition, this type of interventions has very high ambitions and a ditto price tag, a strong 'imposed' character and tenability. The underlying financial models cannot translate social and societal aspirations.

Dynamic Urbanism interventions break any previous perceptions and force those involved to look for ways to give maximum support to all stakeholders in the city at every level, and connect spatial and social processes.

Their aim is that each party carries out their role as efficiently as possible with a liveable environment as a collective target. The roles of the stakeholders are not identical, but a way to link the efforts of citizens, entrepreneurs, semi-government and government together has an enormous positive impact on spatial development; thus preventing lack of occupancy and creating ownership!

Minor 'Smart City, Color your Future'

To make cities future proof, an integral approach is necessary. In the minor 'Smart City, Color your Future', 22 Logistics and Mobility students have developed an integrated vision for their liveable and future-proof city or region.

Metamorphosis: child-friendly neighbourhoods

Transformation of neighbourhoods in a child-friendly way to increase the quality of life for all citizens.

Livable neighbourhoods

The project "Residents make their neighbourhoods livable", will be conducted in three Dutch neighbourhoods.

Building blocks for livable districts

Key words are: Social Engineering, Urban Design, Stakeholders, Bottum up, Scenarios, Need pattern’s.

Master Class Children in the City (Kinderen in de Stad)

Providing planners with a Master Class on developing and designing child friendly neighborhoods: policy, best practices, tools, steps.

Gebiedsvisie Noord Limburg

Voor het grondgebied van de gemeenten Cranendonck, Weert, Bocholt en Hamont-Achel is een intentieverklaring ondertekend om maatschappelijke meerwaarde van het gebied te creëren door programmatisch samen te werken. Vanuit de opleiding Urban Design aan de NHTV in Breda is daarvoor een visie opgesteld.

Optimal design of urban green

This project has the following key words: Urban green, choice-modeling, physiological reactions, environmental psychology.

Toolbox Placemaking and mobility

Toolbox, how to implement the method Placemaking in Dutch situations and extra attention to the (yet underdeveloped) mobility aspect in the method placemaking.

Masterclass Public Space

Providing planners with a Handbook and Master Class on processes and tools for organizing successful public spaces.