Identifying the merits of bottom-up urban development: theory-based evaluation using a value map model

Jeroen Mens*, Ellen van Bueren, Ruben Vrijhoef, Erwin Heurkens

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Abstract

Comprehensive understanding of the merits of bottom-up urban development is lacking, thus hampering and complicating associated collaborative processes. Therefore, and given the assumed relevancies, we mapped the social, environmental and economic values generated by bottom-up developments in two Dutch urban areas, using theory-based evaluation principles. These evaluations raised insights into the values, beneficiaries and path dependencies between successive values, confirming the assumed effect of placemaking accelerating further spatial developments. It also revealed broader impacts of bottom-up endeavors, such as influences on local policies and innovations in urban development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-217
Number of pages22
JournalPlanning Practice & Research
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Funding

HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

Keywords

  • Bottom-up urban development
  • shared values
  • value map
  • theory-based evaluation
  • impact pathway

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