Meet and Learn #Circular South-Holland Spatial Strategy: Strategic Planning & Political Context

Boosting the circular built environment in the Eurodelta

At this ASSET Meet and Learn webinar, co-presenter Bart Bomas (BVR) explains the content of Circular Zuid-Holland Spatial Strategy. Frenk Bekkers (Province of South Holland) will talk about the political context.


Bart Bomas (BVR) and Frenk Bekkers (PZH) tell us the story of Province South Holland.  It was the first time in the Netherlands that a province commissioned a spatial strategy for a circular economy. Why did we need this spatial circular strategy? In 2020 we started policy making on circular transition. A general strategy of eight building stones was developed, of which “space” is one. The idea was (and is) that circular transition requires a lot of (extra) space. At the start many could (and still will) not believe this. Which is a bit comparable to the story of energy transition. At the same time, South Holland is a very densely inhabited province, where demographic, economic and energy transitions intensify the ongoing battle for space.

And how are we elaborating and implementing the strategy?  Transitions are long-term processes in which building, converting or even dismantling new and existing practices go hand in hand. At the same time, spatial planning has its own dynamics.

About this event series:

The SURE Eurodelta explores the development of a spatial strategy for the Eurodelta. In this series of webinar we explore best practices to boost a circular built environment within Northwest Europe.

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