ETH Zürich – Institut für Städtebau
ONA G41 – Neunbrunnenstrasse 50 – 8093 Zürich


Models and Development Pathways for Sustainable Urban Transformation


The aim of the project, which the Airports and Cities research platform initiated, is to research sustainable transformation pathways for Amsterdam Airport Region, while Zurich airport region will serve as main reference case. Involved researchers: Kees Christiaanse, Christian Salewski, Benedikt Boucsein (ETH Zurich), Mark Michaeli (TU Munich). Airports and Cities will lead Research Group 2, which consists of three sub-projects: (2a) Transformation; (2b) Development; (2c) Model.


The Better Airport Regions project is part of the knowledge programme of Urban Regions in the Delta. (URD), which aims to gain new insights into integrated area development on the (supra) regional scale. URD connects the domains of space, water and mobility through interdisciplinary research of practical cases with the participation of governmental institutes, companies and societal organizations. URD forms part of a series of knowledge programmes that consider different aspects of urban development in the Netherlands as Rhine, Meuse and Scheldt delta (VerDuS, a partnership of NWO and Nicis Institute).


Collaboration with TU Delft (Andy van den Dobblesteen [project leader], Arjan van Timmeren, Ellen van Bueren), University of Amsterdam (Marco te Broemmelstroet), Amsterdam Schiphol Airport's theGrounds and Zurich Kloten Airport, the Municipality of Haarlemmermeer, Schiphol Airport Development Corperation SADC, the City of Kloten, the City of Zurich, and the Kanton Zurich.


Sponsored by: The Dutch Science Organisation NWO, Platform 31


Status: running


Time Period: 2012-2014


Contact: Christian Salewski