The Hague Region: Negotiating the Common Ground in Peri-Urban Landscapes

Chapter

Abstract

This chapter deals with the case study region with the highest average urban density, the biggest area below sea level and the largest area of greenhouse horticulture of all PLUREL case studies, The Hague Region, in the Netherlands. The chapter introduces the area and then the planning system in The Netherlands and the position of the city region in peri-urban governance. Three regional strategies are examined in more depth following the analysis of the area carried out using the joint analytical framework presented in the introduction to this section of the book. These are: giving incentives to farmers for landscape management (known here due to the large amount of water in the Dutch landscape as ‘green and blue services’) to strengthen agriculture in the urban fringe, examples of discourse development for making green space politically more important, and the use of inner city densification to prevent urban sprawl. Two scenarios (based on the SRES scenarios presented and discussed in  Chap. 1) were developed for The Hague Region in addition to a Business as Usual scenario: ‘Peak Oil’ and ‘Fragmentation’. The scenarios were modelled using MOLAND (see  Chap. 3), with and without strategies, in order to test their robustness in different situations. To conclude, recommendations are given for planning and governance in the peri-urban zone of The Hague Region and for improvement of the strategies which were assessed.

Keywords

Green Space Work Location City Region Urban Fringe Place Attachment 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

References

  1. Aalbers CBEM, van Dijk, T, van der Jagt PD, Westerink J (2009) Analysis of regional spatial planning and decision making strategies and their impact on land use in the urban fringe. The Hague Region. PLUREL report D 3.3.1. Alterra Wageningen UR, unpublished reportGoogle Scholar
  2. Bouwman AA, Kuiper R, Tijbosch HW (2006) Ruimtelijke beelden voor Zuid-Holland. Rapport 500074002/2006. Milieu- en Natuurplanbureau, MNP, BilthovenGoogle Scholar
  3. Burton E (2001) The compact city and social justice. In: A paper presented to the housing studies association spring conference. Housing, environment and sustainability, University of York, 18–19 Apr 2001Google Scholar
  4. CBS (2006/2009) Data accessed through statine, online database of Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek, www.cbs.nlGoogle Scholar
  5. Delfland (2004) Waterkansenkaart. Hoogheemraadschap van Delfland, DelftGoogle Scholar
  6. DLG (2009) Grondprijsmonitor 2008. Recente ontwikkelingen in de agrarische grondmarkt. Dienst Landelijk Gebied, Den HaagGoogle Scholar
  7. Fontein RJ, de Boer TA, Breman BC, Goossen CM, Henkens RJHG, Luttik J, de Vries S (2009) Relatie recreatie en Natuur. Achtergronddocument bij Natuurbalans, Werkdocument 160. WOt Natuur & Milieu, WageningenGoogle Scholar
  8. Haaglanden (2008) Regionaal structuurplan. Stadsgewest Haaglanden, Den HaagGoogle Scholar
  9. Haaglanden (2010) Woningmarktmonitor 2009. Stadsgewest Haaglanden, Den HaagGoogle Scholar
  10. Kuijpers-Linde MAJ, Geurs KT, Knoop JM, Kuiper R, Lagas P, Ligtvoet W, de Niet R, van Oostenbrugge R, Westhoek HJ (2007) Nederland Later. Tweede Duurzaamheidsverkenning, deel Fysieke leefomgeving Nederland. Milieu- en Natuurplanbureau, MNP, Bilthoven, MNP-publicatienummer 500127001/2007Google Scholar
  11. Loibl W, Köstl M (2010) Report on a methodology to delineate RUR sub-regions. PLUREL report D 2.1.4, unpublished reportGoogle Scholar
  12. Loibl W, Köstl M, Steinnocher K (2008) List of generic rural–urban region types; quantitative classification. PLUREL report D2.1.2/D2.1.3. Version V3 15 Apr 2008, unpublished reportGoogle Scholar
  13. Love LL, Crompton JL (1999) The role of quality of life in business, relocation decisions. J Bus Res 44(3):211–222CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. Mubareka S, Lavalle C (2010) Land use projections based on MOLAND output. PLUREL report D 2.4.2. Joint Research Centre, Ispra, unpublished reportGoogle Scholar
  15. Padt FJG, Westerink J (in press) Addressing scale in open space preservation. Learning from the Hague region in The Netherlands. Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografieGoogle Scholar
  16. PLUREL (2008) Final minutes parallel workshop green and blue services. 1 and 2 Oct 2008, The Hague. Part of 3rd General meeting of the PLUREL project. http://www.boerenvoornatuur.nl/uploads/downloadables/publicaties/2009%20Parallel%20workshop%20Green%20and%20Blue%20Services%20Final%20Minutes%20webversion.pdf. Accessed 14 Mar 2012
  17. Provincie Zuid Holland (2010) Visie op Zuid-Holland. Ontwikkelen met schaarse ruimte. Provinciale Structuurvisie. Vastgesteld op 2 juli 2010. Provincie Zuid-Holland, Den HaagGoogle Scholar
  18. Ruto E, Garrod G (2007) Farmers’ preferences for agro-environmental contract design. ITAES WP7 final report. University of Newcastle upon TyneGoogle Scholar
  19. Schweitzer L, Zhou J (2010) Neighborhood air quality, respiratory health, and vulnerable populations in compact and sprawled regions. J Am Plann Assoc 76:363–371CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. Tosisc I, Gertheis A (2010) Review of further instruments with indirect effect on regulation of peri-urban land uses. PLUREL report D2.2.2, unpublished reportGoogle Scholar
  21. Uytenhaak R, Mensink J (2008) Steden vol ruimte: kwaliteiten van dichtheid. Rotterdam, 010Google Scholar
  22. Van Rij E, Dekkers J, Koomen E (2008) Analysing the success of open space preservation in the Netherlands: the Midden-Delfland case. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 99(1):115–124CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  23. Veer PM, Luttik J (2010) Naar buiten! To the Great Outdoors. Groen- en recreatiewensen van internationale kenniswerkers in Nederland. Alterra-rapport 1940, 114pp. Alterra Wageningen URGoogle Scholar
  24. Vonk Noordegraaf A, Gloudemans SAH (2004) Komt het Instrument van de Grond? Inventarisatie van het draagvlak voor een grondinstrument in Midden-Delfland, Stichting Kavelruil Zuid-Holland, WLTO-afdeling Delflands GroenGoogle Scholar
  25. VROM (2005) Nota Ruimte. Ministerie van Volkshuisvesting. Ruimtelijke Ordening en Milieu, Den HaagGoogle Scholar
  26. VROM (2008) Structuurvisie Randstad 2040. Naar een duurzame en concurrerende Europese topregio. Ministerie van Volkshuisvesting. Ruimtelijke Ordening en Milieu, Den HaagGoogle Scholar
  27. Westerink J, Breman BC, Smits MJ, van Alebeek FAN, Migchels G, Bakker G, van Amersfoort MC, Schrijver RAM (2009) Maatschappelijke prestaties. Meer publieke diensten en minder publieke lasten door de landbouw met behulp van het Gemeenschappelijk Landbouwbeleid. Alterra-rapport 1961. Alterra Wageningen URGoogle Scholar
  28. Westerink J, Kiers M, Kok K, Aalbers CBEM (2010a) Scenarios and enhanced strategies. Case study The Hague Region, The Netherlands. PLUREL report D.3.4.1, Alterra Wageningen UR, unpublished reportGoogle Scholar
  29. Westerink J, van der Jagt PD, Aalbers CBEM (2010b) Assessment of strategies. Case study of The Hague Region. Unpublished PLUREL Milestone reportGoogle Scholar
  30. Westerink J, Lagendijk A, Dühr S, Jagt Pvd, Kempenaar A (in press a) Contested spaces? The use of place concepts to communicate visions for peri-urban areas. European Planning StudiesGoogle Scholar
  31. Westerink J, Haase D, Bauer A, Jarrige F, Ravetz J, Aalbers CBEM (in press b) Dealing with sustainability trade-offs of the compact city in peri-urban planning across European city regions. European Planning StudiesGoogle Scholar
  32. Zuidvleugel (2006) De Zuidvleugel: Motor in de delta. Visie op de ontwikkeling van de Zuidvleugel. Bestuurlijk Platform Zuidvleugel, Den HaagGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Team Nature and SocietyAlterra Wageningen URWageningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Team GovernanceAlterra Wageningen URWageningenThe Netherlands

Personalised recommendations