The Deltametropolis Association is the pioneer of independent research in metropolis development in the Netherlands and the Eurodeltametropolis. We coordinate research projects, produce independent research, share knowledge and advise. Deltametropolis Association aims to develop and disseminate the research and advise through a strong collaborative network of our large administrative and professional members.
Pioneering on demographic, economic and administrative challenges and opportunities of the growing metropolis, we offer administrators and policy-makers constructive advancements in terms of prosperity, infrastructure, sustainability and quality of life. In this way we ensure a resilient and futuristic international positioning of the Netherlands. Our goal is to let the Netherlands anticipate current issues so that they can manifest themselves internationally.
The main themes within our projects are:
Inner city development and urban renewal
Accessibility and mobility
The strengthening of the Eurodeltametropolis
Independent design research
Deltametropolis Association coordinates independent design research on issues relating to the growing metropolitan areas in the Netherlands and the Euro-Delta metropolis (formed by the Randstad, Flemish Diamond and the Ruhr area). We explore opportunities and challenges surrounding current tasks with a metropolitan, interregional, national or international character. Our project leaders are experts in spatial planning with various specializations such as urbanist, mobility expert and GIS data analyst.
Our projects are administratively anchored, knowledge-based or targets for a (large) movement. Anchored in government is for example ‘‘Verstedelijkingsopgave van Nederland – naar een gezamenlijke aanpak’, an elaboration of the NOVI based on an administrative round (G4, G32, IPO).
‘Spot On’ and ‘Blind Spot’ are examples of a broad movement where the landscape is approached as a context condition. For example, knowledge based is the ‘Informatiesysteem Knooppunten’ with which practical translations have been made with GIS-Data for the benefit of mobility. Finally, we can make a distinction between positioned design research, such as Energie en Ruimte – een nationaal perspectief’.
An overview of association publications, derived from projects and collaborations can be found on our | ISSUU publications webpage.
All publications in English can be found on the side bars of this webpage or in our stack | English Publications on ISSUU |.
The association as a sanctuary
The Deltametropolis Association is also a sanctuary that creates the space to develop new ideas outside the usual frameworks and to conduct sharp discussions and debates about the Deltametropolis. Every year we conduct debates with exciting formats in various locations and organize workshops for professionals, policy makers and knowledge institutes in our field of expertise. We also regularly organize a program at public events such as conferences and festivals.
Information on our team members of the agency as well as members of the executive board and general council can be found | here | (Dutch).
The association and its members
The professional community, public interest groups, research institutions and governments come together in the association. For our members we are a strong network organization and inspiring knowledge institute. As an association our members are of crucial value.Through membership, the association can continue its independent work and excel with special publications such as’ Spot On ‘,’Verstedelijkingsopgave van Nederland – naar een gezamenlijke aanpak’,’ Bicycle Landscape – why the Netherlands looks like this’ and ‘Energie en Ruimte – een nationaal perspectief’. Membership at the association is divided into three categories: institutional, professional and private.
If you also want to support the Association, become a member. Membership is open to governing bodies, civil organisations, companies and professionals. A summary of our institutional members can be found here (Dutch).
A declaration by the spatial planning aldermen of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht regarding future urban development in The Netherlands. The cooperation between the four aldermen, which started in 1996, resulted in a common declaration concerning the strategy to transform the Randstad to a cityregion of international size: a European Deltametropolis. The central concept in this strategy is growth. The development of the Deltametropolis is seen as a proces of growth which, from a historical viewpoint, already started centuries ago. During the second half of the 20th century an acceleration occurs and the birth of the European Union provides yet another stimulus. The essence of the 1998 declaration is summarized in article 2 of the regulations of the Deltametropolis Association, dated February 1998 (ISBN 90-76630-03-8).
| declaration deltametropolis | (English PDF)
| verklaring deltametropool | (Dutch PDF)
| Regulations Deltametropolis Association | (Dutch only, PDF)
|Bezoekadres||Museumpark 25, 5e etage – Rotterdam
|Postadres||Postbus 600, 3000AP Rotterdam|
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