Part IV:   Conclusions



“Everybody is talking about the social/physical balance, but nobody is doing it” (Marcel Robben, Program manager, City development service, Municipality of Arnhem)


The final section of this book makes the benefits of temporary settlements concrete and summarizes the results. In chapter 13 we illustrate how the Nest! works by laying out four possible applications. In chapter 14 we draw conclusions and formulate recommendations that apply beyond the parameters of the case scenarios to urban planning in general throughout the Netherlands and beyond.



Chapter 13:       Case Scenarios – Four Examples of the Nest!

Reading this chapter gives a quick overview and a concrete vision of what the Nest! is all about. Possible implementations of the Nest! are sketched out in four locations of Arnhem, for which development plans exist or have existed. The temporary settlements in these locations are integrated into the four scenarios that the municipality of Arnhem has developed as its vision on the way to 2015. The Nest! scenarios describe how these locations can be developed in tune with the character of the 2015 city vision. In each case, the Nest! is an important additional element and an instrumental vehicle in realising the vision.

Each case scenario highlights different aspects and elements of the Nest! methodology. Together they give a good idea of how the Nest! works. Going through the exercise of developing implementation scenarios in four different case examples gives a good illustration of the range of possibilities of the Nest! concept. It shows how temporary settlements can become a flexible and powerful instrument of urban planning.

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