Urban Transformations

of innercity and brownfield areas

To deliver the knowledge that is needed to transform brownfield areas into mixed-use residential areas to build 1 million homes in Dutch urban areas, the TU Delft Urban Development Management (UDM) group is the research-partner of two combined (consecutive) programmes: Agenda Stad (‘urban agenda’) guided by the Minsiterie van Binnenlandse Zaken (Ministery of Domestic Affairs), and Programma Stedelijke Transformatie (Programme on urban transformations), guided by a delegate organization ‘Platform 31’, commissioned by a consortium of public and private funding partners.

Transformed Kop van Zuid / Katendrecht, Rotterdam (photo: Erwin Heurkens)

The TU Delft UDM group of researchers delivers knowledge, case studies, reflection sessions, key-notes during conferences, workshops, papers and essays for a large variety of practitioners working on all kinds of inner city and brownfield transformation challenges. Publications that have been written for this programme are about topics such as: existing and new (innovative) policy instruments, fragmented land ownership, governance (steering) dilemmas, or financial issues of urban transformations. The task of the TU Delft UDM role as knowledge partners is not only to deliver useful knowledge for practitioners, but also to develop new educational materials for teaching students how to cope with difficult transformation challenges.


Funder:Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken
Bouwend Nederland
Grant amount:€ 140.000
Contribution to TU Delft: € 140.000
Role TU Delft: Lead partner
Project duration:January 2017 - January 2022
TU Delft researchers:                Dr. Wouter Jan Verheul
Dr.ir. Tom Daamen
Dr.ir. Erwin Heurkens
Mr.dr. Fred Hobma

Project partners

Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken, Platform31


Dr. Wouter Jan Verheul