Unit 2.2 Urban Renewal

§2.2: Quality of life in Rotterdam
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§2.2: Quality of life in Rotterdam

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  • What is urban renewal
  • Different kind of urban renewal
  • Assignments

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Learning goals
  • You know with which measures you can make the city attractive again.
  • You understand why large cities attract many people from the peripheral areas of the Netherlands.
  • With help of maps you can describe the changes in Dutch cities.

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§2.2: Quality of life in Rotterdam
(urban renewal, page 27)

  • Renovation
  • Gentrification 
  • Redevelopment 
  • Housing density 
  • Compact city 
  • Segregation  

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Leaving the city 
From 1970 to 2000 people were leaving the city. Which groups?
  • Middle and higher incomes with small children.
What is the name of this process of moving to a home outside the city?
  • Suburbanisation

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Going back to the city
Since 2005 the depopulation (ontvolking) of the cities has stopped. Who settles in the city now?
  • Students 
  • People with a migration background  
  • Working young people 

What is the name of this process of returning to the city? You call this comeback:
  • Re-urbanisation 

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How does the council (gemeente) make the city more attractive again?
  • Renovation of old neighborhoods
  • Gentrification
  • Redevelopment of old neighborhoods

  • New-build housing in free spaces 
  • Vinex neighborhoods next to the city

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  • Houses are being adapted and renovated 
  • Rent increases
  • Housing density decreases 

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  • Renew and renovate
  • Close to the city centre
  • Rent increases 
  • Housing density decreases > many restaurants and stores

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  • Old neighborhoods 
  • Houses are demolished and rebuilt 
  • Housing density decreases
  • Many low-rent houses become property for sale (koopwoningen)

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New-build housing
  • Open spaces are filled
  • Abandoned industrial areas 
  • Housing density increases 

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Vinex neighborhoods 

  • Completely new neighborhoods
  • At the edge of the city 
  • Housing density increases

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Compact city 
The idea behind the measures to make the best possible use of space within the city 

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Problem neighborhoods
What are the characteristics of many problem neighborhoods?
  • Many low-income households
  • Mostly rental housing, sometimes in poor condition
  • Strong segregation 

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Good neighborhoods 
In which ways can you turn a problem neighborhood into a good neighborhood? 
  • Improve the housing 
  • Refurbish the streets, squares and parks
  • Playing areas
  • Better street lighting
  • Local shops/community centers

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Cities are growing again 
The big cities are growing again because:

  • Suburbanization has slowed since 2005
  • Students stay in the city where they studied
  • EU citizens migrate to the cities
  • Many young people move to the city for work and the many facilities 

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