The editors of InPlanning initiated the InPlanning Essay Series 'Transitions in Planning'. This series of essays deals with gradual and more radical changes in spatial planning ideas and practices in the Netherlands. A call for papers for a second round of essays for this year is out now!
This essay focuses on the energy transition as a relevant issue for spatial planning as it has large spatial implications. Particularly against the background of climate change, there is an urgent call for a fundamental change of our energy system.
This essay discusses local resident participation in the context of the redevelopment process of a multicultural urban neighbourhood, highlighting the relevance of intercultural literacy and community empowerment.
This essay evaluates 25 years of planning studios at Utrecht University. It reviews the history and discusses adaptations in course design and -objectives, student involvement and -experience, and teachers' evaluations over the years.
The essay introduces a paradox of the transition in participation in housing development in the Netherlands as part of broader transformations in Dutch spatial planning and development.