R-LINK, Redressing Long-term societal challenges through space for Incremental urban development, small-scale and bottom-up initiatives to produce New Knowledge for vital and inclusive urban regions

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Project Details


R-LINK has been awarded close to €1,5 million in funding and €0,5 million in co-financing from institutional and private partners. The R-LINK project aims to find smart solutions to address economic, social and environmental challenges through spatial transformations via Community-Linked Incremental Urban Developments (CLIUDs). CLIUDs evolve around the concept of 'linking social capital' with an emphasis on the capacity of citizens and community to engage with those in power. It remains unclear how these increasingly popular new initiatives and alliances connect with long-term social and spatial issues of accessibility, urban vitality, inclusiveness, sustainability and economic competitiveness. In fact, discrepancies exist between CLIUDs and the necessary level of scale, time frame and governance for resolving strategic urban challenges. Transformations through CLIUDs affect and contest conventional urban development and governance models, thus requiring new action perspectives for civil servants and other practitioners in urban development. R-LINK proposes to bridge the gap between the practice of large-scale, strategic urban ambitions and policies and that of the new alliances (government, market or citizen initiated) for CLIUDs.
Effective start/end date1/01/1631/12/20

Research Output

Open Stad: Werken aan duurzame en democratische steden

Translated title of the contribution: The Open Cityde Nijs, K., Levelt, M., Majoor, S., Hasanov, M., van Karnenbeek, L., von Schönfeld, K. & Tan, W. G. Z., Jan 2020, Den Haag. 153 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

Open Access
  • Co-creation and Co-design for Community-Linked Developments in Copenhagen

    Tan, W. G. Z., 10 Jan 2019

    Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/siteProfessional

    Open Access
  • Het stedelijk laboratorium als lege huls? Het gevaar van het verzuimen van wetsnormen in een ‘experiment’

    van Karnenbeek, L. & Tan, W. G. Z., 23 May 2019, Meer met meer: Bijdragen aan de Plandag 2019. Bouma, G., Boonstra, B. & Vanempten, E. (eds.). Groningen: Stichting Planologische Discussiedagen, p. 182-190

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference paper

    Open Access
  • Activities

    • 2 Participation in or organising a conference
    • 2 Invited talk

    The myth of participation An open city: a nice theory or should we be more optimistic?

    W.W.Y. Tan (Speaker)
    23 Jan 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    VerDuS SURF Workshop Kennis & Beleid

    W.W.Y. Tan (Participant)
    17 Apr 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in or organising a conference

    Forum on the upscaling of urban experiments

    W.W.Y. Tan (Invited speaker)
    7 Mar 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in or organising a conference