Density, compact urban form and sustainability in the Netherlands

Jeroen Mensink, Frank van der Hoeven

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    The Netherlands has long tradition of planning compact urbanization. In view of this, how effective have the Dutch government's policies been in relation of the Netherlands? Have sustainability goals actually been met? We conducted a comparative analysis of post-war planning periods in order to demonstrate how the aim of preserving open landscapes has affected the shape and form areas in the Netherlands.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGrowing Compact
    Subtitle of host publicationUrban Form, Density and Sustainability
    EditorsJoo-Hwa Bay, Steffen Lehmann
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherTaylor & Francis
    ISBN (Electronic)9781315563831
    ISBN (Print)9781138680395
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Bibliographical note

    Chapter 8


    • Cities and towns
    • Urban density
    • Sustainable urban development
    • City planning


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