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2017/2018 Technology, Policy and Management Master Complex Systems Engineering and Management
Design of Urban Restructuring Strategies
Module Manager
Name E-mail
Dr. R.J. Kleinhans    R.J.Kleinhans@tudelft.nl
Name E-mail
Prof.dr.ir. M.G. Elsinga    M.G.Elsinga@tudelft.nl
Dr. R.J. Kleinhans    R.J.Kleinhans@tudelft.nl
Responsible for assignments
Name E-mail
Dr. R.J. Kleinhans    R.J.Kleinhans@tudelft.nl
Co-responsible for assignments
Name E-mail
Prof.dr.ir. M.G. Elsinga    M.G.Elsinga@tudelft.nl
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Expected prior knowledge
Students should have a basic understanding of the functioning of the Dutch housing market and the nature of Dutch housing associations. Preferable prior knowledge is the TPM bachelor course "Governance" (TB321BA). Students who have not followed this course, are required to read alternative material provided on Blackboard to gain this prior knowledge.
This course deals with urban restructuring and area redevelopment strategies in Dutch cities. The focus is on restructuring of existing urban neighbourhoods. The course will delve into policy, governance, and planning aspects of restructuring and new forms of area (re)development. Strategies and behaviour of various actors are taken into account. The theory will be illustrated with several real-life cases.
Course Contents
- Short history of urban restructuring and area redevelopment strategies in the Netherlands
- Policy, governance, roles of multiple actors, and partnerships
- Physical strategies and social implications of urban restructuring
- New forms of self-organising governance in urban restructuring
Study Goals
After this course, students are able to:
- Analyse the background of different area redevelopment strategies (problem analysis, goals, actors, strategies, effectiveness)
- Differentiate between the several actors, their motives and intentions and their interrelationships in the context of urban restructuring
- Assess the nature and effectiveness of various governance structures in the context of area redevelopment
- Assess the merits and limitations of an interactive design process for area redevelopment projects, and its applicability to new cases
- Organise and conduct an interactive design process for an urban restructuring project, using maps, drawings and organised discussions
- Create a strategic vision for an urban restructuring area, with specific attention for strengths and weaknesses of the area, partnerships, and strategic investment decisions of various actors.
Education Method
The course will apply the following learning methods:
- Interactive lectures and group discussions
- Writing an opinion article
- Excursion to a new self-organising form of urban restructuring in Rotterdam
- Role plays (including individual preparation)
- Individual site visit (in Delft) as preparation of the Management Game
- Management Game (group work).
Literature and Study Materials
Selected papers of academic specialists, reports and lecture slides will be made available on Blackboard.
Because the available literature varies from year to year, there will be no reader. However, for the Management Game, a syllabus will be uploaded on BB.
The final result of the assessment is based on three elements:
1. The results of the Management Game (group work; 40% of total grade)
2. An individual opinion paper (20% of total grade)
3. A written exam (open questions: 40% of total grade).
Each assessment element should be passed with a minimum grade of 5.75 before the final grade will be determined.
Attendance of and active participation during the Management Game and the preceding excursion is compulsory! Absence from these sessions without informed consent from the course manager will result in deduction of points.
Building & Spatial Development
Group work
Policy Analysis