As part of our research-by-design project Mensenwerk, we are presenting a series of best practices in the field of urban development. The Cruquius area in the east of Amsterdam is one of them: a development that used a ‘spelregelkaart’ (a set of simple spatial rules) created by the municipality of Amsterdam, and applied by developer Amvest to create ‘Cruquius – Amsterdam aan het water‘, a mixed-used development which involved local stakeholders from its very beginning.
Last Friday, at the request of Amsterdam Smart City, we organized a guided walk through the Cruquius area for the Finnish delegation of the city of Tampere. This expedition was the occasion to exchange our impressions and findings with the delegation. The outcome of our complete analysis will be shared with all of you in February, during the Mensenwerk launching event in Pakhuis de Zwijger.