In Nota Ruimte from 2004 the national government selected five horticulture areas as so called greenports. The government considered these areas of national and international interest and wanted to encourage their special development, in order to make a significant contribution to the Dutch economy. A similar situation occurred during the reconstruction period after WWII. Due to rapid urbanization and need for nature and recreational space the future of horticultural areas become uncertain, especially in the Randstad. To protect the development of these areas the government took spatial measurements, set down in regional plans. This article compares the regional plan of the greenhouse area Westland (1965) with the flower bulb region Bollenstreek (1964). Both plans appeared to have had significant influence on the special development of the regions; they reinforced the differences determined by their geographical location.
|Translated title of the contribution||Reconstruction of the horticulture 1945-1965: A comparison between the Bollenstreek and the Westland|
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Tijdschrift voor Historische Geografie|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|