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In the very first episode of ‘Onder Planologen’ we discuss a phenomenon of the 19th century: revolutiebouw (jerry-building). Buiten WIttenvrouwen, Oude Westen and the Kinkerbuurt: currently these neighbourhoods are all hotspots of the urban housing market. At the end of the 19th century, like now, there was pressure on the housing market and in this periode these neighbourhoods were built. Dwellings were small and materials were cheap.

In this episode, Len de Klerk (emeritus professor of Planning at the University of Amsterdam) explains how this revolutiestedenbouw (revolutionary planning) came about. Urban geographer Cody Hochstenbach discusses how governments and other organizations responded: with the provision of public housing and housing associations. What paralels can we identify between then and now? 


A podcast for planners made by planners. The history of Dutch spatial planning, discussed on the basis of different planning concepts. Hosts Peter Peizer (Utrecht University) and Jannes Willems (CUS, University of Amsterdam) talk to guests directly involved in Dutch spatial planning as well as researchers. Editing and technical assistance: Marnix Veldman and Evert Aalten.