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The City at Eye Level in the Netherlands

The City at Eye Level in the Netherlands


THE CITY AT EYE LEVEL in the Netherlands 

The quality of public space is the backbone of a sustainable city. 

Great streets, places where you intuitively want to stay longer, interaction between buildings and streets on a human scale, ownership by users, placemaking and good plinths (active ground floors) and a people-centred approach based on the user’s experience – that’s what The City at Eye Level is all about.

It’s a book, an open-source learning network and a programme for improving cities, streets and places all over the world. 

This edition focuses on recent examples in the Netherlands. This book consists of close to 40 stories. It was written in cooperation with cities, developers and other practitioners. 

Using the knowledge we gathered for our book and in our other projects as foundation, we help cities and their partners to develop strategies to create or improve their own great city at eye level. In addition to being part of the worldwide and European open-source learning network, we have also started a dedicated Dutch network focusing on developments in the Netherlands.