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.