Values, Knowledge and relationships: the keys to environmental visions

By Klaas Kuitenbrouwer

Martien Kuitenbrouwer and Paul Gerretsen spoke with each other online about the development of the Environment and Planning Act, taking place against the background of three developments. In 2021, this new environmental law will come into force in the Netherlands, replacing and streamlining an enormous thicket of earlier laws and requirements with regard to the built environment, and enabling municipalities – in principle – to make their environmental plans in a comprehensive manner. At the same time, Dutch municipalities have to deal with the increasing complexity of the issues they face. In addition to extant issues such as mobility, accessibility, clean drinking water, and safety, newer objectives such as circular economy, social inclusiveness, energy transitioning, and ecological regeneration must all be realised in the same areas.


Klaas Kuitenbrouwer

Martien Kuitenbrouwer

Paul Gerretsen

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