DIY Assemblages in Urban Regeneration


Rot­ter­dam is a ci­ty in tran­si­ti­on. On­ce a stron­gly govern­men­tal-led and top-down plan­ned ci­ty, the mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ty and other ma­jor plan­ning in­sti­tu­ti­ons such as de­vel­o­pers and hou­sing cor­po­ra­ti­ons are now loo­king for dif­fe­rent ways to achie­ve their am­bi­ti­ons in ur­ban de­vel­op­ment. Mo­re coop­e­ra­ti­on with ci­vic so­ci­e­ty and step-by-step de­vel­op­ment through non-govern­men­tal ini­ti­a­ti­ves are seen as the way for­ward, and va­rious ex­pe­ri­ments are set out to ex­plo­re this new ap­pro­ach. As a spe­ci­fic example, this ar­ti­cle dis­cus­ses the Klus­hui­zen (Do-It-Yourself Re­no­va­ti­on Hou­ses). The first Klus­hui­zen-ex­pe­ri­ment star­ted in the de­re­lict neigh­bour­hood of Span­gen in Rot­ter­dam at the end of 2004. Fu­tu­re re­si­dents could pur­cha­se a part of a mu­ni­ci­pal-ob­tai­ned buil­ding block for free, though with the obli­ga­ti­on to re­no­va­te the apart­ment them­sel­ves. When this DIY-ap­pro­ach pro­ved to be suc­ces­sful, a se­quel was gi­ven to this ex­pe­ri­ment un­der the tit­le “169 Klus­hui­zen”. As such, the ini­ti­al ex­pe­ri­ment was trans­for­med in­to an in­stru­ment for ur­ban re­ge­ne­ra­ti­on – in Rot­ter­dam and in ma­ny other Dut­ch ci­ties. Me­an­w­hi­le in Span­gen, the ini­ti­al ex­pe­ri­ment con­ti­nued to ge­ne­ra­te po­si­ti­ve spin-off. Ma­ny young, re­sour­ce­ful and cre­a­ti­ve fa­mi­lies mo­ved in­to the area, wil­ling to in­vest in their ho­mes and in the neigh­bour­hood. As a by-pro­duct, se­ve­r­al ci­vic ini­ti­a­ti­ves we­re star­ted, ai­ming to im­pro­ve pu­blic spa­ce. Thus the Klus­hui­zen-ap­pro­ach can be seen as a good example of an in­no­va­ti­ve as­sem­bla­ge for ur­ban trans­for­ma­ti­on. Howe­ver, it remains to be seen to which ex­tend and how the ro­le of the plan­ning au­tho­ri­ties and the mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ty did ac­tu­al­ly chan­ge due to the Klus­hui­zen ex­pe­ri­ment and ap­pro­ach.

SK12-Spatial conversations


SK11-flourishing waste


SK10-Participation


Da­te Ja­nu­a­ry 21 (Thurs­day), 2016 Lo­ca­ti­on Rot­ter­dam Gui­des El­ma van Boxel (ZUS) and Je­roen La­ven (STI­PO) Si­de­kicks Jur­gen Bey (Mak­king&Bey), Theo St­aut­tener (Stad­kwa­draat) Or­ga­ni­sa­ti­on com­mis­si­o­ned by BPD (‘op lo­ca­tie’) en Bouw­fonds Kunst­stich­ting Mo­de­ra­tor Eg­bert Frans­sen (mo­de­ra­tor PdeZ) Group 51 par­ti­ci­pants (0 stu­dent) Charac­te­ris­tics Sub­ject va­lue(s) Re­view BPD (Re­port Kees de Graaf)

Self-Organization in Urban Realm


Rot­ter­dam is a ci­ty in tran­si­ti­on. On­ce a stron­gly govern­men­tal-led and top-down plan­ned ci­ty, the mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ty and other ma­jor plan­ning in­sti­tu­ti­ons such as de­vel­o­pers and hou­sing coop­e­ra­ti­ons, are now loo­king for dif­fe­rent ways to achie­ve their am­bi­ti­ons in ci­ty re-de­vel­op­ment. Mo­re coop­e­ra­ti­on with ci­vic so­ci­e­ty and step-by-step de­vel­op­ment through non-govern­men­tal ini­ti­a­ti­ves is seen as the way for­ward. Me­an­w­hi­le, ci­vic ini­ti­a­ti­ves are emer­ging throug­hout the ci­ty and are still strug­gling to find their way through exis­ting, govern­men­tal-led plan­ning rou­ti­nes. This Mo­bi­le Track deals with the ques­ti­on how suc­ces­sful co-evo­lu­ti­on and ho­ri­zon­tal part­ner­ships bet­ween the­se two worlds can be achie­ved.

promotie


De tran­si­tie in ei­ge­naar­schap zal van in­vloed zijn op de ste­de­lij­ke ont­wik­ke­lin­gen. De­ze ver­an­de­ring zal in de toe­komst lei­den tot een an­de­re vorm van ste­de­lij­ke ont­wik­ke­ling. Er zal op zoek ge­gaan moe­ten wor­den naar an­de­re wij­zen van ont­wik­ke­len met meer­de­re ini­ti­a­tief­ne­mers dan voor­heen en een veel gro­ter aan­tal van al­ler­han­de be­trok­ke­nen, die al­len een ei­gen fo­cus heb­ben op de ont­wik­ke­ling van de stad. Er is in­zicht in de­ze tran­si­tie no­dig om de bin­nen­ste­de­lij­ke ver­nieu­wing gaan­de te hou­den.