Is de Omgevingswet de katalysator van ontwerpen met de ondergrond? Can the environmental law function as catalyst to design with the subsurface?

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Sustainable urban design opens up the prospect of possible new futures for high-quality urban development where the subsoil has been integrated, utilized and exploited. This requires fundamental changes in spatial planning. The new Environmental Act helps with this. The use of boundary spanning objects – bridging boundaries between domains – and distributed agency – shared responsibility and connection between scale levels – can thereby ensure consistency and impact between scale levels. In the National and Provincial Environmental Visions, the embedding of the subsurface already seems to receive good attention, at the municipal level this is less so. In addition, there is a lack of boundary tension instruments at all scale levels.
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalRooilijn: tijdschrift voor wetenschap en beleid in de ruimtelijke ordening
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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