Jeroen Laven (STIPO), Gert Jan te Velde (Vanschagen architekten) and Paul Elleswijk (Havensteder), write in Take Action #2 about the transformation of ZOHO, the Zomerhofkwartier in Rotterdam. They explain how they’ve used slow urbanism in this former industrial/business area and the use of local key-players like Roodkapje, Hostel de Mafkees and Restaurant Gare du Nord. Since this is a continuance development, follow their Facebook page for more news and recent developments!

“In 2013, Havensteder decided to take a risk with ZOHO and give ‘slow urbanism’ a change. For a period of 10 years, the area has the opportunity to redevelop itself. Unless a party would come with a financial offer we can’t refuse, ZOHO could give itself new meaning for the city. The area could rediscover its own future.”

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One comment

  1. Hello…i really like your activities and wonder if any video is available for my research? And wil u ever have a workshop in the USA? I live in colorado where we want to do something in old town lafayette…and we are struggling. Do you have any advice please? I am a semi retired architect property owner who wants to improve our property in the spirit of your exciting subject the city at eye level. If u dont know any feedback…can you please refer me to someone? Thx…tom r .

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