Introduction to Sustainable Urban Renewal03

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[ 43 ] This part of the research is devoted to the two case studies. We shall approach them from a process and a physical angle in order to piece together an overall impression of the feasibility of sustainable urban renewal. The introduction to the field of study is followed by a policy analysis that identi- fies the environmental policies at various levels which are relevant to the case studies and indicates whether they have any real impact on the renewal process in the urban districts. We then present the case studies themselves. We begin by addressing the feasibility of energy-efficient improvements in housing. This will provide an idea of the practical environmental potential of post-war housing renewal in terms of energy-saving and the barriers that prevent realisation, i.e. costs. We then discuss the sustainability ambitions in the policy and the planning process, concentrating specifically on the poten- tial role of performance agreements. We look at the development of the plan, trace the emergence of sustainability ambitions and ascertain which perfor- mance agreements – if any – were reached during the planning process. We report the performance-agreement experience of the main players and dis- cuss the opportunities and risks envisaged by the municipality and the hous- ing association. This part of the report ends with the first step towards con- verting the ambitions for sustainable building into performance agreements in urban renewal planning processes. We shall describe the scope and limita- tions of performance agreements for sustainable building on the basis of a literature search and the two case studies. Part II The case studies
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[ 45 ] 3.1 Introduction This chapter provides an introduction to the two case studies, Oedevlietse- park in Hoogvliet Rotterdam and Morgenstond Midden in The Hague South- West ( Den Haag Zuidwest ). Oedevlietsepark forms part of the Maasranden area in Hoogvliet, which is currently in the throes of a radical restructuring pro- gramme. The area around Koolvisweg and Baarsweg is being redeveloped to form a new Oedevlietsepark. The Morgenstond district forms The Hague S.W. together with Bouwlust, Moerwijk and Vredelust. The Hague S.W. is currently undergoing a radical transformation which should break the downward spiral towards degeneration and an ever weaker position in the housing market (Municipality of The Hague, 2002a). This chapter describes the restructuring brief and the aims for Oedevlietsepark (Section 3.2) and Morgenstond Midden (Section 3.3). 3.2 Oedevlietsepark, Rotterdam The early 1990s saw the start of a major restructuring programme in Hoog- vliet, which eventually involved the demolition of five thousand homes and the sale of another two thousand between 1999 and 2010. Built in the 1950s, Hoogvliet is a typical example of an early post-war housing estate. It has a spacious lay-out with plenty of greenery. The housing lacks variation and is made up mostly of terraced family homes and flats. Hoogvliet is bounded on
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