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Sustainability 2018, 10(6), 1927; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10061927

Exploring a Stakeholder Based Urban Densification and Greening Agenda for Rotterdam Inner City—Accelerating the Transition to a Liveable Low Carbon City

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Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Department of Urbanism, Chair of Landscape Architecture, Delft University of Technology, Julianalaan 134, 2628BL Delft, The Netherlands
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Faculty of Architecture and Design, Institute for Architecture and Planning, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 7491 Trondheim, Norway
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DSA Doepel Strijkers Architecture, Schiedamsesingel 129a, 3012 BA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Stadsontwikkeling Gemeente Rotterdam, afdeling Ruimte en Wonen, Wilhelminakade 179, 3072AP Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Received: 31 March 2018 / Revised: 25 May 2018 / Accepted: 27 May 2018 / Published: 8 June 2018
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Work on a liveable low carbon city has often been approached in a technocratic way, not linking to other disciplines and urban practices at a large scale. This paper explores a stakeholder based urban agenda for a more liveable low carbon city by densifying and greening with the case study of Rotterdam inner city. Rotterdam presents a unique European case with a modernistic inner city. Like many North American cities, the inner city for a long time mainly served as a business or shopping district with few inhabitants and few synergetic links between flows, urban functions, and areas. In line with other cities, Rotterdam aims to reduce carbon emissions and provide a high quality of life. To address this, the hypothesis ‘densifying and greening leads to a more sustainable inner city’, was tested and applied with stakeholders using transition management combined with urban data, modelling, and design. With sustainability indicators, geographic information system (GIS) mapping, and urban models, a baseline study was completed and expected outcomes were described and, where possible, validated in reality. The outcomes confirmed the stated hypothesis and showed that linking design, GIS mapping, and city data to transition management proved successful. View Full-Text
Keywords: synergetic urban landscape planning; low carbon cities; densification; liveability; greening; sustainable urban development; urban planning synergetic urban landscape planning; low carbon cities; densification; liveability; greening; sustainable urban development; urban planning
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Tillie, N.; Borsboom-van Beurden, J.; Doepel, D.; Aarts, M. Exploring a Stakeholder Based Urban Densification and Greening Agenda for Rotterdam Inner City—Accelerating the Transition to a Liveable Low Carbon City. Sustainability 2018, 10, 1927.

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