Presentation on theme: "Programme Stedenbaan Integrating sustainable mobility and urban development in the South Wing of the Randstad Holland Connected Cities, Brussels Conference."— Presentation transcript:
1 Programme StedenbaanIntegrating sustainable mobility and urban development in the South Wing of the Randstad HollandConnected Cities, Brussels ConferenceJoost Molenaar, programme StedenbaanDecember 21st 2005
2 Presentation1) Introduction & context2) Development of a ‘network city’3) Government & governance4) Programme Stedenbaan
4 Introduction South Holland 3,5 million inhabitants 60 x 40 km Economic profile:Mainport Rotterdam (harbour)Greenport (vegetables, fruit, flowers)Knowledge (technical and medical)International justice (The Hague)Main urban centres:Rotterdam (ca ): Harbour-HST-airportThe Hague (ca ): public sectorDelft and Leiden: universities and tourism
10 Development of the ‘network city’ (1) Increasing functional interaction and relations in the urban region of the South Wing – for example:Housing;Employment opportunities;Culture and recreation.> Different functions, different scalesSevere consequences for transport by car & train and other modes of public transport> Rethinking the organization of mobility and spatial planning
11 Development of the ‘network city’ (2) From cities to agglomerations to urban regionsthe South Wing region (or city….)
12 - no territorial coherency; - no common identity; Development of a ‘network city’ (3)However:- no territorial coherency;- no common identity;- no public acceptance;- and certainly no regional authorityCreates a ‘gap’ between identified spatial and mobility problems and existing territorial organized political structures
13 Government & governance (2) Current spatial planning systemHierarchical organization, horizontal;Three (or four) government levels;- National, provincial, (regional), local plansHighly centralised tax-system (>90% national);Sectoral financial organization;- Strong position State and dependance decentral authorities in financing infrastructural projectsStrong local autonomy in urban development and land use plans;- in cooperation with private parties and housing corporations> proces of decentralisation
14 Government & governance (2) Semi-formal structures within the formal administrative context;Institutional & functional bodies and organizations.
15 Public governance in the South Wing Government & governance (3)Public governance in the South WingPlatform South Wing;Cooperation between the province of South Holland;Five regions;and the big(ger) citiesThe platform has no formal or legal statusOriginally instigated as a platform for lobbying for funds for ‘collective’ goals and projects at national level
16 Government & governance (4) Development of the Platform South WingOrganizing collective lobbyDevelopment of collective vision and strategy;Prioritizing strategic projectsFirst collective programme:- programme Stedenbaan
18 Development of regional railsystem; Using existing railinfrastructure; Programme StedenbaanDevelopment of regional railsystem;Using existing railinfrastructure;Functioning as a ‘backbone’ for the public transport system in the South Wing;Supporting the urban development program in the South Wing;Mainly in existing build-up area’s.
21 Programme StedenbaanBackgroundFree capacity on the existing railinfrastructure with the completion of the HST and the ‘Betuwe-route’Aimed at the improvement of internal coherency of the South Wing;Integral approach of transport and urban development
22 Public transport system Programme StedenbaanPublic transport system‘Metro’ of the South Winglight trainhigh frequencyhigh qualityusing existing infrastructure
24 - national public transport; - local public transport; Programme StedenbaanBackbone South Wing networkConnecting with:- national public transport;- local public transport;- private transport
25 Surplus value Stedenbaan as transport concept Programme StedenbaanSurplus value Stedenbaan as transport conceptSouth Wing:- improvement internal coherency- enlargement support higher level public transportUrban area’s related to Stedenbaan:- connected with South Wing metro- connecting car - bike - public transport- modernization stations / new stations- enlargement support lower level public transport
26 Programme StedenbaanBackbone for urbanisationDevelopment of urban area’s;Improvement spatial quality of urban area’s;Creating spatial diversity and cohesion.
27 Programme StedenbaanSurplus value Stedenbaan for urbanisationSouth Wing- development of new regional centersaccommodation variaty of urban programsUrban area’s related to Stedenbaan:- development of new local centers- upgrading existing urban area’s
29 Differentiation in urban development programmes
30 ‘Governance of the programme’ Programme Stedenbaan‘Governance of the programme’Public-public regional cooperation – integrating system:cie. Bandell - transport authority ‘ avant la lettre’Public-(private thinktank) atelier South WingStudy on opportunities and development spatial visionProject plan at local level in cooperation with private parties:Pilots Stedenbaan (good practices)Public-private cooperation with Dutch Rail
31 Programme StedenbaanIntegrating sustainable mobility and urban developmentEfficient use of existing infrastructure and optimizing connections with national and local transport;Efficient land use; reconstructing and redevelopment of existing build-up area’s and brownfields;Integral approach by combining these efforts.Programme Stedenbaan is a long term programme and vision (2030) with different projects (short term strategies) and also short term successesThe ability to sustain the vision and strategy will define the ablility to create a coherent daily urban system in the South of Holland
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