The youngest cities in the Netherlands have been founded in the 1970s. Departing from the modernist large scale housing estates, these places tried to breathe a different air – of community, of human scale and of identity. 

Over the course of time and due to a lack of funding and maintenance but also because of questionable decisions to largely house lower income groups here, they hae become problem zones while still offering a lot of green and a potentially pleasant environment. 

With a team of experts, the International New Town Institute investigated ways how these special places can become special again and how pending problems can be addressed.

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