Green Heart - open spaceIn the metropolitan landscape, the complexity and dynamics of societal developments no longer allow the classical role of the government and its policy instruments to be effective. Dutch spatial planning needs to critically analyse the driving forces in the metropolitan landscape and why classical spatial planning is not effective anymore, in order to define new adequate ways of co-ordinating spatial developments.

Open space preservation is a topic of on-going research at our research group. The relation between urban and non-urban (i.e. open) land use receives ample attention in our land-use modelling efforts and land-use planning analyses.

The past years, we cooperated in the NWO-sponsored research programme Reinventing Landscape Planning in MetroLand. In this programme, the application of ‘grounded theory’ methodology and the installation of a user group facilitate closely connected empirical and theoretical analyses in order to find ways to make landscape planning more effective, with specific reference to the actual value of open space and how this value can be internalised in the Dutch planning system. This programme started in September 2004 and finished in September 2008.
 

Publications related to Open Space Preservation

Springer Koomen, E., Dekkers, J.E.C., The impact of land-use policy on urban fringe dynamics; Dutch evidence and prospects, in: Malkinson, D., Czamanski, D., Benenson, I. (eds.), Modeling of Land-Use and Ecological Dynamics. Cities and Nature series, Springer, Berlin, 2013.
Routledge Dekkers, J.E.C., Koomen, E., The monetary value of open space in urban areas: evidence from a Dutch house price analysis. Chapter 13, in: van der Heide, M., Heijman, W. (eds.), The Economic Value of Landscapes, Routledge, 2012.
Cities and Nature Conferenceapppdf.gif (189 bytes) Koomen, E., Dekkers, J.E.C., Rietveld, P., The impact of land use policy on urban fringe dynamics; evidence from the Netherlands, in: Abstract and presentation for the Cities and Nature Conference, Haifa, Israel, 2011.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) van Oosterhout, F., The impact of restrictive spatial policy in the Dutch Randstad area A spatial analysis of regional differences in land-use change, Bachelor thesis Earth & Economics, VU University, Amsterdam, 2011.
Remarks: Supervisor: Koomen, E.
Beerda, E., Locatie, locatie, locatie. Interview met econoom Jasper Dekkers, Experiment NL Deel 3 – Wetenschap in Nederland, 3, pp.36-37, 2010.
VU Library Dekkers, J.E.C., Externalities, land use planning and urban expansion, Ph.D. thesis, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 2010.
SDU uitgevers Dekkers, J.E.C., Koomen, E., Waardering open ruimte in de woonomgeving. Hoofdstuk 5, in: Koetse, M.J., Rietveld, P. (eds.), Economische waardering van omgevingskwaliteit; casestudies en toepassingen in de MKBA, SDU uitgevers bv, Den Haag, 2010.
Milieuapppdf.gif (189 bytes) De Muijnck, R., Koomen, E., Van Rij, E., Bufferzone succesvol opengehouden, Milieu, 15 (8), pp.44, 2009.
Routledge Dekkers, J.E.C., Koomen, E., Koetse. M., Brander, L., Does proximity to open space increase the values of dwellings?: evidence from three Dutch case studies. Chapter 6, in: van der Valk, A., van Dijk, T. (eds.), Regional Planning for Open Space; The RTPI Library Series vol. 18, Routledge, London and New York, 2009.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) Koetse, M.J., Een enquête naar de waardering van natuurgebieden, Internal report Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2009.
Routledge Koomen, E., Geoghegan, J., Dekkers, J.E.C., The impact of open space preservation policies: evidence from the Netherlands and the US. Chapter 9, in: van der Valk, A., van Dijk, T. (eds.), Regional Planning for Open Space; The RTPI Library Series vol. 18, Routledge, London and New York, 2009.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) Looman, B., Ruimtelijke ontwikkelingen in perspectief, praktische studies helpen beleidsmakers bij het maken van beleid. Interview met promovendus Eric Koomen., Bouw + Uitvoering, 41 (1), 2009.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) Dekkers, J.E.C., Koomen, E., Waardering open ruimte in woonomgeving, presented at the RSA Najaarsdag 2008, Utrecht, the Netherlands, 2008.
FEWEB Research Memorandumapppdf.gif (189 bytes) Dekkers, J.E.C., Koomen, E., Valuation of open space; hedonic house price analyses in the Dutch Randstad region, Research Memorandum 2008-24, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 2008.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) Koetse, M.J., Brander, L., Meta-analayses naar de waarde van groene open ruimte, presented at the RSA Najaarsdag 2008, Utrecht, the Netherlands, 2008.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) Koomen, E., Spatial analysis in support of physical planning, Ph.D. thesis, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 2008.
Remarks: This dissertation was nominated for the VU Societal Impact Award 2008. See the Ad Valvas of 16 October 2008, p.9.
Land Use Policyapppdf.gif (189 bytes) Koomen, E., Dekkers, J.E.C., van Dijk, T., Open space preservation in the Netherlands: planning, practice and prospects, Land Use Policy, 25 (3), pp.361-377, 2008.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) van der Valk, A., Veranderde ruimte vraagt om ander beleidsinstrumentarium, Lunchlezing NWO GAMON Nieuwsbrief februari2008.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) van Rij, E., Improving institutions for green landscapes in metropolitan areas, Ph.D. thesis, Technische Universiteit, Delft, 2008.
TESGapppdf.gif (189 bytes) van Rij, E., Dekkers, J.E.C., Koomen, E., Analysing the success of open space preservation in the Netherlands: the Midden-Delfland case, Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 99 (1), pp.115-124, 2008.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) van Rij, E., Using Planning, Legal and Institutional Economic theory to Develop a Case Study Methodology for Planning, Law and Property Rights Research, in: paper for the International academic group on planning, law and property rights II symposium, PLP ’08, Warsaw, Poland, 13-15 February, 2008.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) Brander, L.M., Koetse, M.J., The Value of Urban Open Space: Meta-Analyses of Contingent Valuation and Hedonic Pricing Results, in: Abstractbundel RPB Ruimteconferentie 2007, RPB Ruimteconferentie ’07, Rotterdam, 30 October, 2007.
IVM Working Paper Brander, L.M., Koetse, M.J., The Value of Urban Open Space: Meta-Analyses of Contingent Valuation and Hedonic Pricing Results, IVM Working Paper I07-03, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 2007.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) Dekkers, J.E.C., Koomen, E., De economische waardering van metropolitane open ruimte; 3 regionale hedonische prijsanalyses in de Randstad, in: Abstractbundel RPB Ruimteconferentie 2007, RPB Ruimteconferentie ’07, Rotterdam, 30 October, 2007.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) van Dijk, T., Scale dependent synergy between risk management and open space preservation, in: paper for the AESOP conference, AESOP ’07, Napoli, 10-14 July, 2007.
TPRapppdf.gif (189 bytes) van Dijk, T., Muñoz-Gielen, D., Groetelaers, D.A., Expanding cities; a grounded conceptual model that allows comparing systems of greenfield land development, Town Planning Review, 78 (3), pp.279-310, 2007.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) van Dijk, T., Administrative geography as a planning tool. Paper presented at the conference New Concepts and Approaches for Urban and Regional Policy and Planning, Leuven, Belgium, 2-3 April, 2007.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) van Dijk, T., Jaarsma, C.F., Kooij, H-J., So near and yet so far: modelling permeability of open space. Paper presented at the ENHR conference Sustainable Urban Areas, Rotterdam, 25-28 June, 2007.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) van Dijk, T., van der Valk, A., Shades of urbanity: lost in diverging statistical definitions. Paper presented at the ENHR conference Sustainable Urban Areas, Rotterdam, 25-28 June, 2007.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) van Rij, E., Collaborative planning in practice. Collaborative Planning, Public Private Partnerships and Spatial Development Planning for the metropolitan landscape. Paper presented at the ENHR conference Sustainable Urban Areas, Rotterdam, 25-28 June, 2007.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) van Rij, E., Korthals Altes, W.K., Quickscan grondmarkt en grondinstrument voor Midden-Delfland, Rapport voor Stichting Promotie Groen Midden-Delfland, OTB – Technische Universiteit, Delft, 2007.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) van Rij, E., Exploring controversies regarding planning and spatial development in practice, in: paper for the AESOP conference, AESOP ’07, Napoli, 11-14 July, 2007.
PRQ van Rij, E., Korthals Altes, W.K., Grondinstrument voor de onzekere toekomst van het metropolitane landschap, Property Research Quarterly, 6 (3), pp.23-28, 2007.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) Koomen, E., van Wilgenburg, R., Platteland en kleine kernen verrassend vitaal; kwantitatieve analyse van de sociaal-economische veranderingen van ruraal Nederland, in: Schrijnen, P.M. (eds.), Nieuwe economie nieuwe ruimte, nieuwe ruimte nieuwe economie; bijdragen aan de PlanDag 2006, 2006.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) Koomen, E., Dekkers, J.E.C., Restrictief ruimtelijk beleid effectief in beschermen open ruimte; GIS-analyses van veranderend ruimtegebruik in Nederland, in: Abstractbundel RPB Ruimteconferentie 2006, RPB Ruimteconferentie ’06, Rotterdam, 31 October, 2006.
Planning Practice and Research Korthals Altes, W., Towards Regional Development Planning in the Netherlands, Planning Practice and Research, 21 (3), pp.309-321, 2006.
IPS van den Brink, A., van der Valk, A., van Dijk, T., Planning and the Challenges of the Metropolitan Landscape: Innovation in the Netherlands, International Planning Studies, 11 (3-4), pp.147-165, 2006.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) van Dijk, T., van den Brink, A., Het lot van de groene ruimte als de markt sterker wordt: inzichten van een studiereis naar Amerika, in: Abstractbundel RPB Ruimteconferentie 2006, RPB Ruimteconferentie ’06, Rotterdam, 31 October, 2006.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) van Dijk, T., van den Brink, A., Local responses to large scale city expansion: do Dutch citizens have a say?, in: paper for the Global Spaces Local Places Conference, GSLP Conference, London, 5-7 April, 2006.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) van Rij, E., Institutions for Metropolitan Green Areas; Institutional tactics in light of peoperty rights, transaction cost, and club theory, in: paper for the WPSC Conference, WPSC Conference, Mexico, July, 2006.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) van Rij, E., De institutionele economie van het metropolitane groen in Midden-Delfland, in: paper voor de PlanDag 2006, PlanDag, Amsterdam, 1 Juni, 2006.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) van Rij, E., De institutionele economie van het metropolitane groen in Midden-Delfland: stellingen, in: Stellingen bij het paper voor de PlanDag 2006, PlanDag, Amsterdam, 1 Juni, 2006.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) van Rij, E., Grondprijzen, een grondbank en het metropolitane groene landschap in Midden-Delfland, in: Abstractbundel RPB Ruimteconferentie 2006, RPB Ruimteconferentie ’06, Rotterdam, 31 October, 2006.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) van Rij, E., Internaliseren van groene waarden in Midden-Delfland, OTB-rapport i.h.k.v. Habiforum Vernieuwend Ruimtegebruik-programma, Delft, 2006.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) van Rij, E., Veelzijdige aanpak successleutel: Waarom de reconstructie waardevol is geweest, MiddenDelfkrant, 30 (4), 2006.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) Groetelaers, D., Ploeger, H., van Rij, E., Grondbeleid en grondbeleidsinstrumenten in relatie tot doelbereiking Nota Ruimte, OTB-rapport, Delft, 2005.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) Jaarsma, C.F., van Dijk, T., Heijman, W.J.M., Duurzame mobiliteit en vrijetijdsverkeer in het metropolitane buitengebied: paradox of realiseerbaar? Op weg naar een onderzoeksagenda, in: Bijdrage aan het 32e Colloquium Vervoersplanologisch Speurwerk, 32e Colloquium Vervoersplanologisch Speurwerk, Antwerpen, 24-25 November, 2005.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) Jaarsma, C.F., van Dijk, T., The paradoxical role of infrastructure in the use of metropolitan green areas by urban residents, in: paper for the AESOP conference, AESOP ’05, Vienna, 13-17 July, 2005.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) Koomen, E., Dekkers, J.E.C., Koetse, M.J., Rietveld, P., Scholten, H.J., Valuation of metropolitan open space; presenting the research framework, in: Proceedings of the 45th congress of the European Regional Science Association, 45th congress of the European Regional Science Association, Amsterdam, 23-27 August, 2005.
TESG Koomen, E., Kuhlman, T., Groen, J., Bouwman, A., Simulating the future of agricultural land use in the Netherlands, Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 96 (2), pp.218-224, 2005.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) Korthals Altes, W., van Rij, E., Grondmobiliteit, Rapport nr. 05.2.118, Innovatienetwerk Groene Ruimte en Agrocluster, Utrecht, 2005.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) van der Straaten, W., Rouwendal, J., Koning, M., Spatial planning and the valuation of open space in three cities in the Netherlands, in: paper for the 45th congress of the European Regional Science Association, 45th congress of the European Regional Science Association, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 23-27 August, 2005.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) van Dijk, T., Conceptualising the challenge of open space preservation in the urban realm, in: paper for the Life in the Urban Landscape conference, Life in the Urban Landscape conference, Gothenburg, May 29 – June 4, 2005.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) van Rij, E., Korthals Altes, W., The Protection of Metropolitan Green Areas, Externalities, Transaction Cost and Institutional Redesign, in: paper for the AESOP conference, AESOP ’05, Vienna, 13-17 July, 2005.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) van Rij, E., De realiteit van Rood voor Groen, Rooilijn, Oktober, 2005.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) van Rij, E., Zevenbergen, J.A., Towards a new Dutch Land Consolidation Act, better or worse, in: 4CLI, the Central European Center for Consultation, Communication and Land Issues, International Land Consolidation Conference, ILLC, Budapest, Hungary, December, 2005.
apppdf.gif (189 bytes) Zevenbergen, J.A., van Rij, E., Het ontwerp Wet inrichting landelijk gebied (Wilg), een eerste verkenning, Agrarisch recht, 11, 2005.