Harlow Renaissance Study Tour

Primacy for Pedestrians and Cyclists
Primacy for Pedestrians and Cyclists
Project date
01.03.2007
Type
  • Publication
  • Research
Location
International
Clients
The Board of Harlow Renaissance
Associated team members
Associated documents

A report on lessons from new Dutch suburbs, based on a study tour URBED organised for the board of Harlow Renaissance, stresses the very different approach taken by local authorities, who play a much more proactive role than their British equivalent.

With 70 new suburbs built in the last ten years, and over 450,000 new homes, the Netherlands, and particularly the area known as the Randstadt, has much to teach us. With high density mixed use town centres, first-class public transport schemes, and branded neighbourhoods, the new suburbs have proved extremely attractive. The lessons are being applied in the marketing of development sites in Harlow.

The report of the visit can be downloaded from this site along with a PowerPoint presentation containing more images from the trip.